harried vs vexed what difference

what is difference between harried and vexed

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

harried

  1. Stressed, rushed, panicked, overly busy or preoccupied.
    The entire place teemed with harried executives who had no time to talk to one another.
  2. Harassed.

Verb

harried

  1. simple past tense and past participle of harry

References

  • If they are harried too much, private schools may just dump their charitable status, which confers tax breaks, on average, only £250 per child per year. — Best articles: Britain: Don’t put the squeeze on private schools, The Week, Issue 605, page 14.

Anagrams

  • hardier, red hair


English

Etymology

From Middle English vexed, vexede, vexit, vixid, equivalent to vex +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛkst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkst

Adjective

vexed (comparative more vexed, superlative most vexed)

  1. annoyed, irritated or distressed
    She became more and more vexed as she struggled to cope with the demands of the job.
    • 1990, Terry Pratchett, Eric, p. 72
      He would be left in no doubt that they were annoyed. He might even go so far as to deduce that they were quite vexed.
  2. much debated, discussed or disputed

Derived terms

  • vexedly

Translations

Verb

vexed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of vex

Anagrams

  • devex

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