[ UK /ɐnˈɔ‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /əˈnɔɪ/ ]
  1. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
    Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
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How To Use annoy In A Sentence

  • Alaric got a bit annoyed at how long we took to leave becuase of the guinea pigs - I didn't know weather to be sympathetic or laugh when he got narky about it :/ Snell-Pym » Guinea Pigs!
  • She has one annoying but lovable big brother that looks out for her, and a little sister that adores and idolizes her.
  • Annoyingly, the Critical Care was at the bottom of this mug, requiring a little bit of inginuity from Irwin here - namely ramming his paw in and jiggling about a bit. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • Serial killer plots (or subplots) just plain annoy me. Great Things Come to Those Who Wait : The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas
  • I've wondered why pop-up ads and new larger sized, intrusively placed ads are so annoying.
  • They claim the vermin-annoyers show no consistent success or, sometimes, no success at all. They're not approved for use by commercial pest-control companies because not enough is known about potential side effects.
  • CHAPTER Seventeen EMERSON was unreasonably annoyed with me for what he called my unwarranted interference. The Curse of the Pharaohs
  • However, it's hard to be seriously annoyed when you have a cat snuggling you and giving you gentle licks, as mine just did.
  • Upon these, and along the walls, which in most castles were topped by a parapet and a kind of embrasure called crennels, the defenders of the castle were stationed during a siege, and from thence discharged arrows, darts, stones, and every kind of annoyance they could procure, upon their enemies. Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)
  • I was reading WIRED for the first time in ages the other day, and found myself getting annoyed all over again at the breathless prose they use in their articles.
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