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
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.
• (to disturb or irritate) bother, bug, hassle, irritate, pester, nag, irk
• See also annoy
• See also annoy
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.
• (both senses) annoyance
• Yonan, anyon, noyan, yanno
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.
– 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,
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