What does annoy mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilverb

    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"


  1. annoynoun

    A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.

  2. annoynoun

    That which causes such a feeling.

  3. annoyverb

    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.

  4. annoyverb

    To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.

    Connie liked to annoy her brother by using him as a leg rest.

  5. annoyverb

    To molest; to harm; to injure.

  6. Etymology: From annoien, anoien, enoien, from anuier, enuier, from inodio, from the phrase, from odium. Displaced native grillen, from grillan (see grill).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annoynoun

    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

  2. Annoynoun

    to molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade

  3. Annoynoun

    a feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy

  4. Etymology: [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

  1. Annoy

    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.']

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. annoy

    To injure or disturb by continued or repeated acts; to incommode or molest; as, to annoy an army by impeding their march, or by a continued cannonade.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of annoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of annoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of annoy in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Be thankful to your enemies, because they're always the first ones to find your faults that you never knew about. Also wish them a long life, so that they'll see you succeed in life....there is nothing in this world that would annoy them more.

  2. Niki Lauda:

    Now if people try to annoy me with comments about my face, I just say: 'I had an accident. But you were born this way,'.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us.

  4. Evangelos Venizelos:

    We are on a good path, difficulties are significant but a solution will be found, measures that will annoy citizens will not be taken. This is a fundamental decision from which we will not stray.

  5. Sam Kerr:

    She kind of knows when Ive had a bad game or when shes had a bad game, and Carli Lloyd and Christen Press dont bring it up, its actually better, because its someone, you know when you talk to your parents and they say the wrong thing and annoy you, so Carli Lloyd and Christen Press kind of know what to say to each other.

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