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[uh-noi-ing] /əˈnɔɪ ɪŋ/
causing annoyance; irritatingly bothersome:
annoying delays.
Origin of annoying
1325-75; Middle English; see annoy, -ing2
Related forms
annoyingly, adverb
annoyingness, noun
half-annoying, adjective
half-annoyingly, adverb
unannoying, adjective
unannoyingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • The new school was still far off, however, and in the meantime there was close at hand a problem that piqued him annoyingly.

    The Soul of a Child Edwin Bjorkman
  • The composer adequately treats this first motive in the development section so that its absence later is not annoyingly felt.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • The Sangamon County delegation was annoyingly aggressive in behalf of their county seat.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • Just at this moment the door opened, and Miss Baby herself, looking most annoyingly handsome, put in her head.

  • Victor Durnovo was smarting under a sense of injury which was annoyingly indefinite.

    With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for annoyingly


causing irritation or displeasure
Derived Forms
annoyingly, adverb
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