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.

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.

3. To twist; to weave. [R.]

Some English wool, vexed in a Belgian loom.

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.

2. The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction.

Your children were vexation to your youth.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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