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"

Related terms: troubled
2. [ adjective ] causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed

"the vexed issue of priorities" "we live in vexed and troubled times"

Related terms: difficult