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annoy

an·noy

annoy

 
 
pronunciation:
noI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: annoyed, annoying, annoys
definition: to disturb or cause irritation, esp. by repeated bothersome behavior.
Their frequent loud parties annoy the neighbors.It annoys me to be repeatedly interrupted when I'm speaking.It annoys him that his roommate is always borrowing his things without asking.It annoys her when her son leaves his towels on the bathroom floor.
 
synonyms:
aggravate, bother, bug, irk, irritate, peeve, plague, trouble, vex
antonyms:
please, soothe
similar words:
badger, bedevil, devil, exasperate, gnaw, grate, gripe, harass, hassle, miff, molest, nag, needle, nettle, persecute, pester, pick on, provoke, rasp, rile, ruffle, tease, torment
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be troublesome or irritating.
His jokes are not funny; they simply annoy.
synonyms:
irritate, rankle
antonyms:
please, soothe
similar words:
nag, tease
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derivation: annoyer (n.)
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