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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.
 
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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