half annoyed

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

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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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