verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
- Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
- It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
An*noy" transitive verb
, OF. anoier
, F. ennuyer
, fr. OF. anoi
, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui
. See Annoy
imperfect & past participle Annoyed present participle & verbal noun Annoying
- 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?
- 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.
, OF. anoi
, fr. L. in odio
hatred (esse alicui in odio
, Cic.). See Ennui
- 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.
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