What does annoyance mean?

Definitions for annoyance
əˈnɔɪ ənsan·noy·ance

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word annoyance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. irritation, annoyance, vexation, botherationnoun

    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

  2. annoyance, chafe, vexationnoun

    anger produced by some annoying irritation

  3. aggravator, annoyancenoun

    an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating

  4. annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the assnoun

    something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

    "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"

  5. annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexationnoun

    the act of troubling or annoying someone


  1. annoyancenoun

    That which annoys.

  2. annoyancenoun

    An act or instance of annoying.

  3. annoyancenoun

    The psychological state of being annoyed or irritated.

  4. Etymology: anuiance, anoiance, from the verb anuier. Compare Modern French ennui

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Annoyancenoun

    Etymology: from annoy.

    A grain, a dust, a gnat, a wand’ring hair,
    Any annoyance in that precious sense. William Shakespeare, King John.

    Crows, ravens, rooks, and magpies, are great annoyances to corn. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    The spit venom of their poisoned hearts breaketh out to the annoyance of others. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 2.

    The greatest annoyance and disturbance of mankind, has been from one of those two things, force or fraud. South.

    For the further annoyance and terrour of any besieged place, they would throw into it dead bodies. John Wilkins, Math. Mag.


  1. Annoyance

    Annoyance is an unpleasant mental state that is characterized by irritation and distraction from one's conscious thinking. It can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. The property of being easily annoyed is called irritability.


  1. annoyance

    An annoyance is a feeling of being irritated or disturbed by something or someone that causes discomfort or displeasure. It could be triggered by a variety of factors including noise, behavior or any other unpleasant circumstance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annoyancenoun

    the act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy

  2. Annoyancenoun

    that which annoys

  3. Etymology: [OF. anoiance, anuiance.]


  1. Annoyance

    Annoyance is an unpleasant mental state that is characterized by such effects as irritation and distraction from one's conscious thinking. It can lead to emotions such as frustration and anger. The property of being easily annoyed is called irritability.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of annoyance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of annoyance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of annoyance in a Sentence

  1. William Schaffner:

    That will raise the issue of annoyance and concern by the vaccinated people, they will say,' Wait a minute, Charlie is here and he's not wearing a mask and we know he's not vaccinated.' People know that sort of stuff about their coworkers.

  2. Claire Stoneman:

    He was my life. My reason. My joy. My annoyance, my happiness and my ultimate sadness. He was my heart Dane. My one-in-a-million and loved by the entire world.

  3. Ron DeSantis:

    Disney came out against something that was really just about protecting young kids, and making sure that students are able to go to school learning to read, write, add, subtract, and not having a teacher tell them that they can change their gender, and I think most parents agree with that. But you know, that was only a mild annoyance. I think that what we came to realize after that dust settled on that was you clearly had a movement within the corporation itself.

  4. Eric Day:

    Communities and farms with large numbers of cicadas emerging at once may have a substantial noise issue, hopefully, any annoyance at the disturbance is tempered by just how infrequent -- and amazing -- this event is.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    What struck me above all was not the misstatement of facts or the delusions about what's going on, it's the president's tone. There was this lassitude, passivity, annoyance, he was irritable, you know, 'You guys asking me again if the strategy is working,' as if it's all so obvious that it is.

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  • إزعاجArabic
  • дразне́не, закачане, доса́да, раздразне́ниеBulgarian
  • জ্বালাতনBengali
  • rozmrzelost, zloba, zlostCzech
  • Verärgerung, Ärger, Verdruss, ÄrgernisGerman
  • irritación, lata, disgusto, fastidioSpanish
  • riesa, kenkutus, ärsyttäminen, harmitus, keljutus, kiusaFinnish
  • nuisance, ennuiFrench
  • הצקהHebrew
  • bosszúságHungarian
  • irritazione, scocciatura, fastidio, seccaturaItalian
  • 迷惑Japanese
  • kūrakuraku, whanowhanoāMāori
  • enervareRomanian
  • неприя́тность, ньюснс, раздражённость, раздраже́ние, доса́да, надоеда́ниеRussian
  • razdraženostSerbo-Croatian

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