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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing vexation or irritation; troublesome: an annoying cough.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing irritation or annoyance; troublesome; vexatious.
  • v. Present participle of annoy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That annoys; molesting; vexatious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing irritation or annoyance
  • n. the act of troubling or annoying someone


annoy +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)



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