KJV Dictionary Definition: vex
VEX, v.t. L. vexo.
1. To irritate; to make angry by little provocations; a popular use of the word.
2. To plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict.
Ten thousand torments vex my heart.
3. To disturb; to disquiet; to agitate.
White curl the waves, and the vex'd ocean roars.
4. To trouble; to distress.
I will also vex the hearts of many people. Ezek. 32.
5. To persecute. Act. 12.
6. To stretch, as by hooks. Not in use.
VEX, v.i. To fret; to be teased or irritated.
VEX'ED, pp. Teased; provoked; irritated; troubled; agitated; disquieted; afflicted.
VEX'ING, ppr. Provoking; irritating; afflicting.
VEX'INGLY, adv. So as to vex, tease or irritate.