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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.
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annoyance

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

noun
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

annoyance

[əˈnɔɪəns] n
(= displeasure) → mécontentement m, contrariété f
to his annoyance ... → à son mécontentement ...
(= annoying thing) → tracas f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

annoyance

[əˈnɔɪəns] n (state) → fastidio, irritazione f; (cause of annoyance) → seccatura, noia
to her annoyance → con suo gran dispetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
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.
"And yet thine, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "ought to be used to such squalls; but mine, reared in soft cloth and fine linen, it is plain they must feel more keenly the pain of this mishap, and if it were not that I imagine- why do I say imagine?- 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."
And although there might arise sometimes a courageous pope, such as Sixtus, yet neither fortune nor wisdom could rid him of these annoyances. And the short life of a pope is also a cause of weakness; for in the ten years, which is the average life of a pope, he can with difficulty lower one of the factions; and if, so to speak, one people should almost destroy the Colonnesi, another would arise hostile to the Orsini, who would support their opponents, and yet would not have time to ruin the Orsini.
In the height of his triumph, Michel Ardan had to encounter all the annoyances incidental to a man of celebrity.
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
An expression of annoyance showed itself for a moment on his face on first recognizing Rostov.
You will be able to help Lucille through the annoyance to which I deeply regret that she should be subjected."
I have seen him wringing his hands after such a rebuff, and I am sure the annoyance and the terror he lived in must have greatly hastened his early and unhappy death.
I am one of those unfortunate persons to whom the sight of these animals are, at any time an insufferable annoyance.
Philip was cross and silent, but he quickly realised that he was showing to disadvantage in comparison with Griffiths, and he forced himself to hide his annoyance. He drank a good deal of wine to destroy the pain that was gnawing at his heart, and he set himself to talk.
In answer to his politely sinister, prolonged glance of inquiry, I overheard Dona Rita murmuring, with some confusion and annoyance, "VOUS ETES BETE MON CHER.
"For goodness sake, hold your tongue," she interrupted, tears of annoyance in her eyes.