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annoy


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annoy  \An*noy"\,  n.  [OE.  anoi,  anui,  OF  anoi,  anui,  enui,  fr 
  L.  in  odio  hatred  (esse  alicui  in  odio,  Cic.).  See  {Ennui}, 
  {Odium},  {Noisome},  {Noy}.] 
  A  feeling  of  discomfort  or  vexation  caused  by  what  one 
  dislikes;  also  whatever  causes  such  a  feeling;  as  to  work 
  annoy. 
 
  Worse  than  Tantalus'  is  her  annoy.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annoy  \An*noy"\  ([a^]n*noi"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Annoyed} 
  ([a^]n*noid");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Annoying}.]  [OE.  anoien 
  anuien  OF  anoier  anuier  F.  ennuyer  fr  OF  anoi,  anui, 
  enui,  annoyance,  vexation,  F.  ennui.  See  {Annoy},  n.] 
  To  disturb  or  irritate,  especially  by  continued  or  repeated 
  acts  to  tease;  to  ruffle  in  mind;  to  vex;  as  I  was  annoyed 
  by  his  remarks. 
 
  Say  what  can  more  our  tortured  souls  annoy  Than  to 
  behold,  admire,  and  lose  our  joy?  --Prior. 
 
  2.  To  molest,  incommode,  or  harm;  as  to  annoy  an  army  by 
  impeding  its  march,  or  by  a  cannonade. 
 
  Syn:  To  molest;  vex;  trouble;  pester;  embarrass;  perplex; 
  tease. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  annoy 
  v  :  cause  annoyance  in  disturb,  esp.  by  minor  irritations: 
  "Mosquitoes  buzzing  in  my  ear  really  bothers  me";  "It 
  irritates  me  that  she  never  closes  the  door  after  she 
  leaves"  [syn:  {rag},  {get  to},  {bother},  {get  at},  {irritate}, 
  {rile},  {nark},  {nettle},  {gravel},  {vex},  {devil}] 




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