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Definition of vexing:

  1. causing irritation or annoyance; " tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; " aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; " found it galling to have to ask permission"; " an irritating delay"; " nettlesome paperwork"; " a pesky mosquito"; " swarms of pestering gnats"; " a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; " a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; " a vexatious child"; " it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

Synonyms:

pestilential, infuriating, irritable, pettish, pestiferous, dirty, vexatious, nettling, rebarbative, riling, pestering, pesty, abrasive, nettlesome, pathetic, painful, bothersome, frustrating, fractious, techy, mocking, displeasing, cranky, unbearable, irritating, obscene, pestilent, pesky, irritative, annoying, galling, quizzical, corruptive, petulant, testy, maddening, peckish, tetchy, disagreeable, teasing, peevish, plaguy, perversive, carking, exasperating, scratchy, plaguey.

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