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annoyance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annoyance  \An*noy"ance\,  n.  [OF.  anoiance  anuiance.] 
  1.  The  act  of  annoying,  or  the  state  of  being  annoyed; 
  molestation;  vexation;  annoy. 
 
  A  deep  clay,  giving  much  annoyance  to  passengers. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  For  the  further  annoyance  and  terror  of  any  besieged 
  place  they  would  throw  into  it  dead  bodies. 
  --Wilkins. 
 
  2.  That  which  annoys. 
 
  A  grain,  a  dust,  a  gnat,  a  wandering  hair,  Any 
  annoyance  in  that  precious  sense  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  annoyance 
  n  1:  the  psychological  state  of  being  irritated  or  annoyed  [syn: 
  {irritation},  {vexation}] 
  2:  anger  produced  by  some  annoying  irritation  [syn:  {chafe},  {vexation}] 
  3:  something  or  someone  that  causes  trouble;  a  source  of 
  unhappiness;  "a  bit  of  a  bother"  [syn:  {nuisance},  {bother}, 
  {botheration},  {pain},  {pain  in  the  neck},  {pain  in  the 
  ass}] 
  4:  the  act  of  annoying  someone  [syn:  {annoying},  {irritation}, 
  {vexation},  {troubling}] 




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