vexed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vexed" in British English

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vexedadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /vekst/
difficult to ​deal with and ​causing a lot of ​disagreement and ​argument: Economists ​argue over the vexed question of how to ​reducespending.
(Definition of vexed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vexed" in American English

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vexedadjective

 us   /vekst/
troubling and ​difficult: a vexed ​question
(Definition of vexed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vexed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 棘手的, 伤脑筋的, 引起争议的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 棘手的, 傷腦筋的, 引起爭議的…
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