annoy annoy  /ə ˈnɔ ɪ/


  • (v) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

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  1. Others are revved too high: they annoy other children by crashing into them or hugging too hard.
  2. Some patrons carry the goodies back to their seats to eat as they watch, a practice that may annoy noneaters so much that they, like non-smokers, will demand separate sections.
  3. But if the move could annoy international couch potatoes, imagine how Olympic athletes would feel.


  1. Aquarius

    Someone who envies your popularity and success will try to find ways to make life difficult for you but it's unlikely they will succeed. And if you keep the smile on your face you will annoy them all the more...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Sagittarius

    Try not to let little things annoy you today because if your temper gets the better of you there is no telling where it might lead. Whatever other people might say or do treat it all as a big joke...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. New York bill would make it a felony to annoy a cop

    A bill making its way through the New York state legislature would make it a crime to annoy a police officer by subjecting them to physical contact.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Fox News


  1. "At the moment my job is to be assistant to the manager. Walter is still my father figure and boss," McCoist told the Daily Record. "I'm not thinking about anything beyond that and it doesn't annoy me that people still think of me as the boy...
    on Dec 13, 2008 By: Ally McCoist Source:

  2. "These kinds of stories do not annoy me," Eriksson told the Manchester Evening News. "When you live in football you also live with rumours."
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Sven-Goran Eriksson Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. Overheard: "I'll give it my best shot," Haas said of his semifinal matchup with Federer. "There's not much he can't do. He's obviously the favorite to win the title. I'm going to go out there and try to annoy him a little bit and see what...
    on Jul 2, 2009 By: Tommy Haas Source: Detroit Free Press

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propriety propriety
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