annoy


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an·noy

 (ə-noi′)
tr.v. an·noyed, an·noy·ing, an·noys
1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
2. Archaic To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.

[Middle English anoien, from Old French anoier, ennuyer, from Vulgar Latin *inodiāre, to make odious, from Latin in odiō, odious : in, in; see in-2 + odiō, ablative of odium, hatred; see od- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: annoy, irritate, bother, irk, vex, provoke, aggravate, peeve, rile
These verbs mean to disturb or trouble a person, evoking moderate anger. Annoy refers to mild disturbance caused by an act that tries one's patience: The sound of the printer annoyed me. Irritate is somewhat stronger: I was irritated by their constant interruptions. Bother implies imposition: In the end, his complaining just bothered the supervisor. Irk connotes a wearisome quality: The city council's inactivity irked the community. Vex applies to situations arousing irritation, frustration, or perplexity: They were vexed at having to wait so long for a response. This problem has vexed scientists for many years. Provoke implies strong and often deliberate incitement to anger: His behavior provoked me to reprimand the whole team. Aggravate is a less formal equivalent: "Threats only served to aggravate people in such cases" (William Makepeace Thackeray).
Peeve, also somewhat informal, suggests a querulous, resentful response to a mild disturbance: Your flippant answers peeved me. To rile is to upset and to stir up: It riled me to have to listen to such lies.

annoy

(əˈnɔɪ)
vb
1. to irritate or displease
2. (Historical Terms) to harass with repeated attacks
[C13: from Old French anoier, from Late Latin inodiāre to make hateful, from Latin in odiō (esse) (to be) hated, from odium hatred]
anˈnoyer n

an•noy

(əˈnɔɪ)

v.t.
1. to disturb or bother in a way that displeases, troubles, or irritates.
2. to molest persistently; harass.
v.i.
3. to be bothersome or troublesome.
[1250–1300; Middle English an(n)oien < Anglo-French, Old French anoier, anuier to molest, harm, tire < Late Latin inodiāre to cause aversion]
an•noy′er, n.
syn: See bother.

annoy


Past participle: annoyed
Gerund: annoying

Imperative
annoy
annoy
Present
I annoy
you annoy
he/she/it annoys
we annoy
you annoy
they annoy
Preterite
I annoyed
you annoyed
he/she/it annoyed
we annoyed
you annoyed
they annoyed
Present Continuous
I am annoying
you are annoying
he/she/it is annoying
we are annoying
you are annoying
they are annoying
Present Perfect
I have annoyed
you have annoyed
he/she/it has annoyed
we have annoyed
you have annoyed
they have annoyed
Past Continuous
I was annoying
you were annoying
he/she/it was annoying
we were annoying
you were annoying
they were annoying
Past Perfect
I had annoyed
you had annoyed
he/she/it had annoyed
we had annoyed
you had annoyed
they had annoyed
Future
I will annoy
you will annoy
he/she/it will annoy
we will annoy
you will annoy
they will annoy
Future Perfect
I will have annoyed
you will have annoyed
he/she/it will have annoyed
we will have annoyed
you will have annoyed
they will have annoyed
Future Continuous
I will be annoying
you will be annoying
he/she/it will be annoying
we will be annoying
you will be annoying
they will be annoying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been annoying
you have been annoying
he/she/it has been annoying
we have been annoying
you have been annoying
they have been annoying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been annoying
you will have been annoying
he/she/it will have been annoying
we will have been annoying
you will have been annoying
they will have been annoying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been annoying
you had been annoying
he/she/it had been annoying
we had been annoying
you had been annoying
they had been annoying
Conditional
I would annoy
you would annoy
he/she/it would annoy
we would annoy
you would annoy
they would annoy
Past Conditional
I would have annoyed
you would have annoyed
he/she/it would have annoyed
we would have annoyed
you would have annoyed
they would have annoyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.annoy - cause annoyance inannoy - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
antagonize, antagonise - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
displease - give displeasure to

annoy

verb irritate, trouble, bore, anger, harry, bother, disturb, provoke, get (informal), bug (informal), needle (informal), plague, tease, harass, hassle (informal), aggravate (informal), badger, gall, madden, ruffle, exasperate, nettle, molest, pester, vex, displease, irk, bedevil, rile, peeve, get under your skin (informal), get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), get up your nose (informal), give someone grief (Brit. & S. African), make your blood boil, piss you off (taboo slang), rub someone up the wrong way (informal), get your goat (slang), get in your hair (informal), get on your wick (Brit. slang), get your dander up (informal), get your back up, incommode, put your back up Try making a note of the things that annoy you.
comfort, calm, soothe, console, appease, solace, mollify

annoy

verb
1. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
2. To disturb by repeated attacks:
Translations
أزعجيُزعِج، يُغْضِبيُضايقُ
otravovatpodrážditzlobit
irritereærgregenere
ärsyttääsuututtaa
ozlovoljiti
bosszantidegesítzaklatzavar
ónáîatrufla
いらいらさせるうるさがらせる煩わす苦しめる騒がす
귀찮게 하다
dirgikliserzinamaierzinantiserzintisupykęs
apgrūtinātkaitināt
dokuczyćirytować
nadlegovati
irritera
ทำให้รำคาญ
làm khó chịu

annoy

[əˈnɔɪ] VTmolestar, fastidiar
he's just trying to annoy youlo que quiere es molestarte or fastidiarte
is this man annoying you, madam?¿le está molestando este hombre, señora?
don't be annoyed if I can't comeno te enfades si no puedo venir
to be annoyed about or at sthestar enfadado or molesto por algo
to be annoyed with sbestar enfadado or molesto con algn
to get annoyedenfadarse
it's no good getting annoyed with mede nada sirve enfadarte conmigo

annoy

[əˈnɔɪ] vt
ennuyer, agacer
He's really annoying me → Il m'agace vraiment.
see also annoyed

annoy

vt (= make angry, irritate)ärgern; (= upset: noise, questions etc) → aufregen; (= pester)belästigen; to be annoyed that …ärgerlich or verärgert sein, weil …; to be annoyed with somebody/about somethingsich über jdn/etw ärgern, (mit) jdm/über etw (acc)böse sein; to get annoyedsich ärgern, sich aufregen, böse werden; don’t get annoyedreg dich nicht auf, nur keine Aufregung; don’t let it annoy youärgere dich nicht darüber

annoy

[əˈnɔɪ] vtdare fastidio a, infastidire, dare noia a
to be annoyed about sth → essere seccato/a per qc, essere contrariato/a or irritato/a da qc
to be annoyed (at sth/with sb) → essere seccato/a or irritato/a (per qc/con qn)
he's just trying to annoy you → sta solo cercando di stuzzicarti
don't get annoyed! → non irritarti!

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

annoy

يُضايقُ podráždit irritere ärgern ενοχλώ molestar suututtaa embêter ozlovoljiti irritare うるさがらせる 귀찮게 하다 ergeren irritere dokuczyć irritar раздражать irritera ทำให้รำคาญ sinirini bozmak làm khó chịu 骚扰

annoy

vt. importunar, fastidiar, molestar.
References in classic literature ?
I will not annoy you with any more of my friendly impertinences.
Then let me save your feelings by telling you that it does not annoy me at all--except for the row you are making about it.
It used to annoy the elephant at first, and he would reach up and take her down, but she would go aft and climb up again.
Had it not been that the French admiral, with a large party, was then in the glen, I have no doubt that the natives, although their tribe was small and dispirited, would have inflicted summary vengeance upon the man who thus outraged their most sacred institutions; as it was, they contrived to annoy him not a little.
But I dare say he said it to annoy, and if he did he certainly succeeded.
Should I ever learn that you have again annoyed her or her husband--should you ever annoy me again--should I hear that you have returned to France or to any French posession, I shall make it my sole business to hunt you down and complete the choking I commenced tonight.
You are a foolish child, and I cannot allow you to annoy me.
I would have departed by the back way, to get a last glimpse of Catherine and annoy old Joseph; but Hareton received orders to lead up my horse, and my host himself escorted me to the door, so I could not fulfil my wish.
If we see him to-day, and if he annoys me any more, I must trouble you to speak to him.
According to Polygon, Ugandan Knuckles users do this for no other reason than to annoy.
She said she repeatedly asked him to stop it and not to annoy her anymore but he kept on calling and sending messages.
WHY is it that the visit of the Earl and Countess of Wessex to Gibraltar to take part in their Jubilee celebrations has to be reported in such funereal terms about how it might annoy Spain?