Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing vexation or irritation; troublesome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That annoys; molesting; vexatious.

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  • adjective Causing irritation or annoyance; troublesome; vexatious.
  • verb Present participle of annoy.

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

  • adjective causing irritation or annoyance
  • noun the act of troubling or annoying someone

Etymologies

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annoy +‎ -ing

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