annoying

[uh-noi-ing]
adjective
causing annoyance; irritatingly bothersome: annoying delays.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see annoy, -ing2

annoyingly, adverb
annoyingness, noun
half-annoying, adjective
half-annoyingly, adverb
unannoying, adjective
unannoyingly, adverb
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annoy

[uh-noi]
verb (used with object)
1.
to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates.
2.
to molest; harm.
verb (used without object)
3.
to be bothersome or troublesome.
noun
4.
Archaic. an annoyance.

Origin:
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English an(n)oien, enoien < Anglo-French, Old French anoier, anuier to molest, harm, tire < Late Latin inodiāre to cause aversion, from Latin phrase mihi in odiō est … I dislike …; cf. in-2, odium, ennui, noisome; (noun) Middle English a(n)noi, ennoi < Anglo-French, Old French a(n)nui, etc., derivative of the v.

annoyer, noun
half-annoyed, adjective
unannoyed, adjective

aggravate, annoy, intensify, irritate, worsen (see synonym study at aggravate).


1. harass, pester. See bother, worry.


1. comfort, calm, soothe.
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annoy (əˈnɔɪ)
 
vb
1.  to irritate or displease
2.  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]
 
an'noyer
 
n

annoying (əˈnɔɪɪŋ)
 
adj
causing irritation or displeasure
 
annoyingly
 
adv

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annoy
mid-13c., from Anglo-Fr. anuier, from O.Fr. enoiier, anuier "to weary, vex," from L.L. inodiare "make loathsome," from L. (esse) in odio "(it is to me) hateful," abl. of odium "hatred."
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Most archeologists either don't care about tourism or they find it mildly
  annoying at best.
Most experienced web surfers will tell you that the most annoying aspects of
  life on the internet are pop-up ads and spam.
Nothing is more annoying than a tardy friend.
Although forgetting can be annoying, it sometimes helps us learn.
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