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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
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Without him, travel is a bitter harassment, a purgatory of little exasperating annoyances, a ceaseless and pitiless punishment--I mean to an irascible man who has no business capacity and is confused by details.
The stolidity with which I received these instructions was, no doubt, rather exasperating: for they were delivered in perfect sincerity; but I believed a person who could plan the turning of her fits of passion to account, beforehand, might, by exerting her will, manage to control herself tolerably, even while under their influence; and I did not wish to 'frighten' her husband, as she said, and multiply his annoyances for the purpose of serving her selfishness.
Hitherto, only the small preliminary annoyances proper to the occasion had shown themselves at Evergreen Lodge.
Dunstan, whose nature it was to care more for immediate annoyances than for remote consequences, no sooner recovered his legs, and saw that it was all over with Wildfire, than he felt a satisfaction at the absence of witnesses to a position which no swaggering could make enviable.
know of a certainty that all these annoyances are very necessary accompaniments of the calling of arms, I would lay me down here to die of pure vexation.
I learn this desire, or rather I suspect that you feel it; and in order to spare you all the annoyances of a nocturnal arrival in a port and all the fatigues of landing, I send one of my officers to meet you, I place a carriage at his orders, and he brings you hither to this castle, of which I am governor, whither I come every day, and where, in order to satisfy our mutual desire of seeing each other, I have prepared you a chamber.
And although there might arise sometimes a courageous pope, such as Sixtus, yet neither fortune nor wisdom could rid him of these annoyances.
It is one of the many annoyances to which I have never been subjected.
This state of things is naturally embittering; one can put up with annoyances in the house, but to have the stable made a scene of vexation and disgust is a point beyond what human flesh and blood can be expected to endure long together without danger of misanthropy.
Henri's real welfare makes me desirous of screening her from annoyances of this sort; besides, monsieur, as I have before hinted to you, the sentiment of AMOUR-PROPRE has a somewhat marked preponderance in her character; celebrity has a tendency to foster this sentiment, and in her it should be rather repressed--she rather needs keeping down than bringing forward; and then I think, monsieur--it appears to me that ambition, LITERARY ambition especially, is not a feeling to be cherished in the mind of a woman: would not Mdlle.
But these paroxysms seldom occurred, and in them my big-hearted shipmate vented the bile which more calm-tempered individuals get rid of by a continual pettishness at trivial annoyances.
As they proceeded on their voyage and got into the smooth seas and pleasant weather of the tropics, other annoyances occurred to vex the spirit of the captain.