[ US /əˈnɔɪəns/ ]
[ UK /ɐnˈɔ‍ɪəns/ ]
  1. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
  2. anger produced by some annoying irritation
  3. something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    a bit of a bother
    he's not a friend, he's an infliction
    washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
  4. the act of troubling or annoying someone
  5. an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating
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How To Use annoyance In A Sentence

  • 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)
  • He perused the annoyance that had arrived: ‘Oh, it's that mong, Otto.’
  • I saw her shock, then shock turned into annoyance, and annoyance turned into anger.
  • To Slegge's annoyance, he very soon found that if the prestige of the school was to be kept up Glyn and Singh must be in the eleven, for the former in a very short time was acknowledged to be the sharpest bowler in the school, while, from long practice together, Singh was an admirable wicket-keeper -- one who laughed at gloves and pads, was utterly without fear, and had, as Wrench said -- he being a great admirer of a game in which he never had a chance to play -- "a nye like a nork. Glyn Severn's Schooldays
  • Family comes first - and petty spats and annoyances are put aside for the greater good of the Shaws.
  • To her annoyance the stranger did not go away.
  • Over the next few days I witnessed more of his boorish behaviour, to the annoyance of many around him. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's telling that car alarms have become mere annoyances rather than effective tools to prevent crime.
  • The captain professed great annoyance and indignation at what he termed the desertion of his ward, and demanded to know when the tutor proposed to return to his duties. Roger Ingleton, Minor
  • In the table below, we compare the big players in the key areas that cause the most annoyance. Times, Sunday Times
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