annoy VERB 1) make slightly angry. 2) pester or harass. 3) archaic harm or attack repeatedly.
DERIVATIVES annoyance noun annoyed adjective annoying adjective.
ORIGIN Old French anoier, from Latin mihi in odio est 'it is hateful to me' .

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  • Annoyance — An*noy ance, n. [OF. anoiance, anuiance.] 1. The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy. [1913 Webster] A deep clay, giving much annoyance to passengers. Fuller. [1913 Webster] For the further annoyance and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • annoyance — (n.) late 14c., act of annoying, from O.Fr. enoiance ill humor, irritation, from anuiant, prp. of anuier to be troublesome, annoy, harass (see ANNOY (Cf. annoy)). Meaning state of being annoyed is from c.1500. Earlier, annoying was used in the… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • annoyance — n. 1) to express; feel; show annoyance 2) annoyance at, over, with 3) annoyance that + clause (his annoyance that he had been awakened so early was evident) 4) to one s annoyance (much to my annoyance, he was late) * * * [ə nɔɪəns] feel over.… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Annoyance — Annoy redirects here. For the minesweeper, see USS Annoy (AM 84). Annoyed redirects here. For the film, see Annoyed (film). For the comedy club, see Annoyance Theatre. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy appears to be annoyed after he is sent to the… …   Wikipedia

  • annoyance — an|noy|ance [əˈnɔıəns] n 1.) [U] a feeling of slight anger = ↑irritation ▪ A look of annoyance crossed her face. to sb s annoyance ▪ To his annoyance, he discovered they hadn t waited. in annoyance ▪ Kelly shook her head in annoyance. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • annoyance — [[t]ənɔ͟ɪ͟əns[/t]] annoyances 1) N UNCOUNT: oft with poss Annoyance is the feeling that you get when someone makes you feel fairly angry or impatient. To her annoyance the stranger did not go away... He denied there was any annoyance with the… …   English dictionary

  • annoyance — UK [əˈnɔɪəns] / US noun Word forms annoyance : singular annoyance plural annoyances 1) [uncountable] a slightly angry or impatient feeling Shaking his head in annoyance, Patrick left the room. to someone s annoyance: To her surprise and annoyance …   English dictionary

  • annoyance — noun 1 (U) a feeling of slight anger: A look of annoyance crossed her face. | to your annoyance: To his annoyance, he discovered they hadn t waited. 2 (C) something that makes you slightly angry: Alan found the constant noise of the traffic an… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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