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an·noy·ance

 (ə-noi′əns)
n.
1. The act of annoying or the state of being annoyed.
2. A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance.

annoyance

(əˈnɔɪəns)
n
1. the feeling of being annoyed
2. the act of annoying
3. a person or thing that annoys

an•noy•ance

(əˈnɔɪ əns)

n.
1. a person or thing that annoys; nuisance.
2. the feeling of being annoyed.
3. an act or instance of annoying.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annoyance - the psychological state of being irritated or annoyedannoyance - the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
bummer - an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing; "having to stand in line so long was a real bummer"
huff, miff, seeing red - a state of irritation or annoyance
pinprick - a minor annoyance
impatience, restlessness - a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
snit - a state of agitated irritation; "he was in a snit"
2.annoyance - anger produced by some annoying irritationannoyance - anger produced by some annoying irritation
anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
temper, irritation, pique - a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
frustration - a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized; "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"
aggravation, exasperation - an exasperated feeling of annoyance
harassment, torment - a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"
displeasure - the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
3.annoyance - an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperatingannoyance - an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
4.annoyance - something or someone that causes troubleannoyance - something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
irritant, thorn - something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
plague - an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
5.annoyance - the act of troubling or annoying someoneannoyance - the act of troubling or annoying someone
mistreatment - the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"
exasperation - actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
red flag - something that irritates or demands immediate action; "doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull"

annoyance

noun
1. irritation, trouble, anger, bother, grief (informal), harassment, disturbance, hassle (informal), nuisance, provocation, displeasure, exasperation, aggravation, vexation, bedevilment To her annoyance the stranger did not go away.
2. nuisance, bother, pain (informal), bind (informal), bore, drag (informal), plague, tease, pest, gall, pain in the neck (informal), pain in the arse (taboo informal) Snoring can be more than an annoyance.

annoyance

noun
Translations
إنْزِعاجشَيء مُزعِج
zlostmrzutostobtížotravarozmrzelost
ærgrelseirritation
gremjaónæîi
nejevolja
baş belâsıcan sıkıcı şeycanı sıkılmarahatsız olma

annoyance

[əˈnɔɪəns] N
1. (= displeasure) → irritación f; (= anger) → enfado m, enojo m (LAm)
to my annoyance I find thatcon gran disgusto mío descubro que ...
2. (= annoying thing) → molestia f

annoyance

[əˈnɔɪəns] n
(= displeasure) → mécontentement m, contrariété f
to his annoyance ... → à son mécontentement ...
(= annoying thing) → tracas f

annoyance

n
no pl (= irritation)Ärger m, → Verdruss m (geh); to cause (considerable) annoyance(großes) Ärgernis erregen; smoking can cause annoyance to othersRauchen kann eine Belästigung für andere sein; to his annoyancezu seinem Ärger or Verdruss
(= nuisance)Plage f, → Belästigung f, → Ärgernis nt

annoyance

[əˈnɔɪəns] n (state) → fastidio, irritazione f; (cause of annoyance) → seccatura, noia
to her annoyance → con suo gran dispetto

annoy

(əˈnoi) verb
to make (someone) rather angry or impatient. Please go away and stop annoying me!
anˈnoyance noun
1. something which annoys. That noise has been an annoyance to me for weeks!
2. the state of being annoyed. He was red in the face with annoyance.
anˈnoyed adjective
made angry. My mother is annoyed with me; He was annoyed at her remarks.
anˈnoying adjective
annoying habits.
anˈnoyingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
An expression of help- less annoyance crept over the faces of the four.
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
While, in the pursuit of their daring plans of annoyance, the restless enterprise of the French even attempted the distant and difficult gorges of the Alleghany, it may easily be imagined that their proverbial acuteness would not overlook the natural advantages of the district we have just described.
Carr did not disguise his annoyance at the loss of his young disciple and firm ally.
It is a heavy annoyance to a writer, who endeavors to represent nature, its various attitudes and circumstances, in a reasonably correct outline and true coloring, that so much of the mean and ludicrous should be hopelessly mixed up with the purest pathos which life anywhere supplies to him.
Great were the weariness and annoyance of the old Inspector and the Weighers and Gaugers, whose slumbers were disturbed by the unmercifully lengthened tramp of my passing and returning footsteps.
He tried once or twice, stammering and balking, to the annoyance of the judge, who was gasping from the odor of fertilizer.
He stormed and swore at this girl, and said she had made annoyance enough with her laziness, and as this was the last chance he should have, he would settle the account now.
Harris and I had been hard at work on our German during several weeks at that time, and although we had made good progress, it had been accomplished under great difficulty and annoyance, for three of our teachers had died in the mean time.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
The faces of the audience began to betray annoyance.
Maple Grove has given me a thorough disgust to people of that sort; for there is a family in that neighbourhood who are such an annoyance to my brother and sister from the airs they give themselves