from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of annoying or the state of being annoyed.
- noun A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of annoying; vexation; molestation.
- noun The state of being annoyed; a feeling of trouble, vexation, or anger, occasioned by unwelcome or injurious acts or events.
- noun That which annoys, troubles, or molests.
- noun Synonyms Molestation, vexation.
- noun Discomfort, plague.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy.
- noun That which annoys.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun countable That which
- noun countable An act or instance of
- noun uncountable The psychological state of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
- noun the act of troubling or annoying someone
- noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
- noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
- noun an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating
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Following the arbitrary rules of etiquette is a minor short term annoyance, but in the long run it alleviates life's exhausting tendancy for being little more than one damn thing after another.
The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing.
My greatest annoyance is when the typewriter prints an extra letter, or forgets a necessary one, to a word I well know.
Well, my pet annoyance is people who refuse to acknowledge that drugs (including alcohol) have “uses” other than what the FDA condones.
One serious annoyance is that sometimes a request to the app, a request to search or reply, for example, will lock up the handset for a minute or two.
The other intolerable annoyance is his spastic clunkiness.
Drivers sometimes honked their horns in annoyance as they slowed down, but there was no indication Tuesday that the speed hump caused the fight between Patton, who lives nearby, and Carr on June 11.
Our eyes would roll again, not in annoyance this time, but in defeat.
The biggest annoyance is that this spastic clutter of a hyperactive, ultra-communicative, check down time-waster is a first ballot Hall of Fame shoe-in.
He looked up at her with an expression of annoyance.