They fascinate and annoy middle-class Indians; they preserve Indian democracy—and show us its fundamental limitations.
A lot of people would say bad stuff about him, and it used to annoy me.
It was a good and realistic response, but one likely to annoy the conservative base.
One pollster said a showy pregnancy could just “annoy people.”
[A]s he climbs the political ladder, he seems destined to annoy some more people along the way.
Of course you don't want to tease, annoy, or step on them, or you may find them loaded.
Something in his brother's meditative back seemed to annoy him.
Vainly, too, the Spaniards strove to post guns near enough to annoy the fleet.
The power men possess to annoy me I give them by a weak curiosity.
We will ride on ahead, since it is likely to annoy you, but I must go into Annapolis this morning.
late 13c., from Anglo-French anuier, Old French enoiier, anuier "to weary, vex, anger; be troublesome or irksome to," from Late Latin inodiare "make loathsome," from Latin (esse) in odio "(it is to me) hateful," ablative of odium "hatred" (see odium). Earliest form of the word in English was as a noun, c.1200, "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste." Related: Annoyed; annoying; annoyingly. Middle English also had annoyful and annoyous (both late 14c.).