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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"


  1. annoy(Noun)

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

  2. annoy(Noun)

    That which causes such a feeling.

  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.

  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.

  5. annoy(Verb)

    To molest; to harm; to injure.

  6. Origin: 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

  2. Annoy(noun)

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

  3. Annoy(noun)

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

  4. 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

  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.']

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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. Strategy Analytics consultant Roger Lanctot:

    It's not in carmakers' interest to annoy the dealer.

  2. Noel Coward:

    I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

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

  4. Amy Vanderbilt:

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

  5. Elizabeth Hurley:

    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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