annoying

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Annoy \An*noy"\ ([a^]n*noi"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Annoyed} ([a^]n*noid"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Annoying}.] [OE. anoien, anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See {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.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Annoying \An*noy"ing\, adjective That annoys; molesting; vexatious. -- {An*noy"ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

annoying

adjective

1: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong" [syn: {annoying}, {bothersome}, {galling}, {irritating}, {nettlesome}, {pesky}, {pestering}, {pestiferous}, {plaguy}, {plaguey}, {teasing}, {vexatious}, {vexing}]

noun

1: the act of troubling or annoying someone [syn: {annoyance}, {annoying}, {irritation}, {vexation}]


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