annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.
That which causes such a feeling.
To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.
Marc loved his sister, but when she annoyed him he wanted to switch her off.
To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.
Connie liked to annoy her brother by using him as a leg rest.
To molest; to harm; to injure.
Origin: From annoien, anoien, enoien, from anuier, enuier, from inodio, from the phrase , from odium. Displaced native grillen, from grillan (see grill).
to disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks
to molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade
a feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy
Origin: [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See Ennui, Odium, Noisome, Noy.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-noi′, v.t. to trouble: to vex: to tease: to harm, esp. in military sense:—pr.p. annoy′ing; pa.p. annoyed′.—ns. Annoy (now poetic only), Annoy′ance, that which annoys.—adv. Annoy′ingly. [O. Fr. anoier (It. annoiare); noun, anoi (mod. ennui), acc. to Diez from L. phrase, in odio, as in 'est mihi in odio' = 'it is to me hateful.']
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The numerical value of annoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of annoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of annoy in a Sentence
It's not in carmakers' interest to annoy the dealer.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures.
Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy.
He used to really annoy me. I love him but he’s very annoying, did he annoy you when he was here?
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- безпокоя, дразня, досаждам, закачамBulgarian
- জ্বালাতন করাBengali
- molestarCatalan, Valencian
- rušit, obtěžovatCzech
- ärgern, belästigen, störenGerman
- do dzikuEwe
- agobiar, molestarSpanish
- gogait eragin, zirikatuBasque
- ärsyttää, ärtymysFinnish
- embêter, gêner, ennuyer, agacer, asticoterFrench
- buair, cuir dragh airScottish Gaelic
- bosszant, idegesít, zavar, zaklatHungarian
- disturbare, irritare, seccare, rompere, infastidirsi, nuocere, molestare, infastidire, importunareItalian
- 騒がす, 苦しめる, 煩わす, いらいらさせるJapanese
- ergeren, vervelenDutch
- irritar, aborrecerPortuguese
- надоесть, докучать, раздражать, надоедать, досаждатьRussian
- achchiqlanirmoq, jonga tegmoqUzbek
- làm phiềnVietnamese
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