Definitions for: Annoy


[v] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"



Webster (1913) Definition: An*noy" ([a^]n*noi"), v. t. [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, 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. [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr.
L. in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See Ennui,
Odium, Noisome, Noy.]
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.

Synonyms: bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

See Also: antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, displease, eat into, fret, get, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle

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