Definition of Annoy

1. Verb. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations. "The performance is likely to annoy Sue"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"




Definition of Annoy

1. v. t. 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.

2. n. A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy.

Definition of Annoy

1. Verb. (transitive) To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To molest; to harm; to injure. ¹

4. Noun. (context: now rare literary) A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes. ¹

5. Noun. (context: now rare literary) That which causes such a feeling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Annoy

1. to be troublesome to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Annoy

annotators
annotatory
annotatrix
annotine
annotinous
annotto
announce
announced
announcedly
announcement
announcements
announcer
announcers
announces
announcing
annoy (current term)
annoy'd
annoyance
annoyances
annoyaunce
annoybot
annoybots
annoyed
annoyer
annoyers
annoyful
annoying
annoyingly
annoyingness
annoyous

Literary usage of Annoy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"To annoy comes from the Old French anoi, Modern French ennui, derived from the Latin phrase in odio, signifying in hatred, or dislike. ..."

2. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1908)
"... as well as for the supplies from the San Carlos.l "Governor Barri," says Bancroft, 2 "saw here a last opportunity to annoy the Franciscans. ..."

3. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons, and Ornaments of Great Britain and by John Evans (1881)
"annoy. ' Fig. 45.—Ireland. that it is a question whether it should not be regarded as a chisel or paring- ... The original was found at annoy, Co. Antrim. ..."

4. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1855)
"... points out her weak and unguarded parts, directs towards them the attack of her foes ; and, full as he is of resentment against, and skilful to annoy ..."

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