What does annoy mean?

Definitions for annoy
əˈnɔɪan·noy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. annoy(Noun)

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

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

  2. annoy(Noun)

    That which causes such a feeling.

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

  3. annoy(Verb)

    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.

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

  4. annoy(Verb)

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

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

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

  5. annoy(Verb)

    To molest; to harm; to injure.

    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. Annoy(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See Ennui, Odium, Noisome, Noy.]

  2. Annoy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See Ennui, Odium, Noisome, Noy.]

  3. Annoy(noun)

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

    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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Numerology

  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. Matthias Maurer:

    Everyone of us has a quirk which we are comfortable with but which can annoy others, if he hadn't said that so politely and clearly, I would have continually annoyed him.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures.

  5. Amy Vanderbilt:

    Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy.

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