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annoying


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annoying  \An*noy"ing\,  a. 
  That  annoys;  molesting;  vexatious.  --  {An*noy"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  annoying 
  adj  :  causing  irritation  or  annoyance;  "tapping  an  annoying  rhythm 
  on  his  glass  with  his  fork";  "aircraft  noise  is 
  particularly  bothersome  near  the  airport";  "found  it 
  galling  to  have  to  ask  permission";  "an  irritating 
  delay";  "nettlesome  paperwork";  "a  pesky  mosquito"; 
  "swarms  of  pestering  gnats";  "a  plaguey  newfangled 
  safety  catch";  "a  teasing  and  persistent  thought 
  annoyed  him";  "a  vexatious  child";  "it  is  vexing  to 
  have  to  admit  you  are  wrong"  [syn:  {bothersome},  {galling}, 
  {irritating},  {nettlesome},  {pesky},  {pestering},  {pestiferous}, 
  {plaguy},  {plaguey},  {teasing},  {vexatious},  {vexing}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  annoying  someone  [syn:  {annoyance},  {irritation}, 
  {vexation},  {troubling}] 




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