Complete Definition of "annoy"

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English

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éɪ|-Éɪ

Etymology
From AF. anuier, from OF. enuier (French: ennuyer), from LL. inodiare.

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.

#:Marc loved his sister, but when she annoyed him he wanted to switch her off.

  1. intransitive To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.

#:Connie liked to annoy her brother by using him as a leg rest.

  1. transitive To molest; to harm; to injure.

Synonyms
See Wikisaurus:annoy
bother
bug
hassle
irritate

Related terms
annoyance
annoyed
annoying
annoyment
annoyous

Translations
trans-top|to disturb or irritate
Chinese: ææ±, ææ¼ (àonÇo)
Dutch: ergeren, vervelen
Ewe: do dziku
Finnish: ärsyttää
French: gêner
German: stören
Greek: ενοÏλήÏει (enokhlísi)
Hungarian: baszogatni (vulgar)
Icelandic: trufla
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Ido: jenar
Italian: infastidirsi
Old English: abelgan|ÄbelÄ¡an
Portuguese: irritar
Russian: надоедаÑÑ (nadojedátâ), надоеÑÑÑ (nadojéstâ)
Spanish: molestar, agobiar
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trans-top|To do something to upset or anger someone
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trans-top|To molest; to harm; to injure
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.
  2. That which causes such a feeling.

Synonyms
(both senses) annoyance

Translations
trans-top|A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes
Finnish: ärtymys
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trans-top|That which causes such a feeling
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References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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