|1.||[ adjective ] troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances|
|Synonyms:||harassed pestered harried annoyed|
"harassed working mothers" "a harried expression" "her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions" "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"
|2.||[ adjective ] causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed|
"the vexed issue of priorities" "we live in vexed and troubled times"