What does annoyance mean?

Definitions for annoyance
əˈnɔɪ ənsan·noy·ance

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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. Marc Polymeropoulos:

    [ Burns ] has demonstrated a personal commitment to providing health care for injured officers and is also allocating appropriate resources and personnel to finding out who is behind these attacks, it is a most welcome change from the previous leadership team, who at times disregarded the victims and treated this issue as an annoyance vice a true national security challenge.

  2. Mo Brooks:

    So far, the supply chain interruptions have been an inconvenience and annoyance that have not reached critical stage, except for the effect on the pricing of the goods that people are purchasing, people in Alabama are having a harder and harder time coming up with the cash that is necessary because of inflation that seems far greater than what the Biden administration claims is occurring.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

  4. Richard Craig:

    It's an extremely negative reaction, such as annoyance or disgust, mostly to specific sounds such as chewing, clicking, tapping and whispering, there is a tendency for people who experience synesthesia and misophonia to also experience Super Bowl ASMR, so there is some overlap here.

  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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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. commensal
    • B. numinous
    • C. bristly
    • D. lank

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