Vetoist to Vice
(Ve"to*ist), n. One who uses, or sustains the use of, the veto.
(||Vet*tu"ra) n.; pl. Vetture [It. vettura, fr. L. vectura conveyance. Cf. Vecture.] An Italian
four-wheeled carriage, esp. one let for hire; a hackney coach.
(||Vet`tu*ri"no) n.; pl. Vetturini [It.]
1. One who lets or drives a vettura.
2. A vettura.
(Ve*tust") a. [L. vetustus old, ancient.] Venerable from antiquity; ancient; old. [Obs.]
(Vex) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vexed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vexing.] [F. vexer, L. vexare, vexatum, to
vex, originally, to shake, toss, in carrying, v. intens. fr. vehere, vectum, to carry. See Vehicle.]
1. To tos back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
White curl the waves, and the vexed ocean roars.Pope.
2. To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to
trouble; to tease. "I will not vex your souls." Shak.
Then thousand torments vex my heart.Prior.
3. To twist; to weave. [R.]
Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.Dryden.
Syn. See Tease.
(Vex), v. i. To be irritated; to fret. [R.] Chapman.
(Vex*a"tion) n. [L. vexatio: cf. F. vexation.]
1. The act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation.
Passions too violent . . . afford us nothing but vexation and pain.Sir W. Temple.
Those who saw him after a defeat looked in vain for any trace of vexation.Macaulay.
2. The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction.
Your children were vexation to your youth.Shak.
3. A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious suit. Bacon.
Syn. Chagrin; agitation; mortification; uneasiness; trouble; grief; sorrow; distress. See Chagrin.
(Vex*a"tious) a. [See Vexation.]
1. Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor. "Continual
vexatious wars." South.
2. Full or vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.
He leads a vexatious life.Sir K. Digby.