Robert Cawdrey's A Table Alphabeticall from 1604 spells it faschious, and defines it as
"grievous, or inducing to anger".
Webster's New International Dictionary
, asserts that it derives from "fash
vexation" and means "troublesome
's also suggests a Scottish
origin and offers the noun fashiousness
The Oxford English Dictionary defines Fashious as "Causing or giving anxiety or trouble; tiresome, vexatious. rarely of a person.
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