ANNOY

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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

annoy (third-person singular simple present annoys, present participle annoying, simple past and past participle annoyed)

(transitive) To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.

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

(transitive) To molest; to harm; to injure.

Synonyms

• (to disturb or irritate) bother, bug, hassle, irritate, pester, nag, irk

• See also annoy

Antonyms

• please

• See also annoy

Noun

annoy (plural annoys)

(now rare, literary) A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.

(now rare, literary) That which causes such a feeling.

Synonyms

• (both senses) annoyance

Anagrams

• Yonan, anyon, noyan, yanno

Source: Wiktionary


An*noy", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annoyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Annoying.] Etym: [OE. anoien, anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See Annoy, n.] 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. Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy Prior.

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

Syn.

– To molest; vex; trouble; pester; embarrass; perplex; tease.

An*noy", n. Etym: [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See Ennui, Odium, Noisome, Noy.]

Definition: A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy. Worse than Tantalus' is her annoy. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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