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annoyance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of annoyance

  1. 1 the act of making unwelcome intrusions upon another <they have an unlisted number in the hopes that it will reduce the constant annoyance by telemarketers> Synonyms aggravation, bedevilment, botheration, bothering, bugging, disturbance, harassment, harrying, importunity, pestering, teasing, vexation Related Words aggro [British], molestation, offense (or offence), persecution, provocation, torment, torture; devilment, devilry, mischief

  2. 2 the feeling of impatience or anger caused by another's repeated disagreeable acts <Carlene made known her annoyance at having to pick up her sister's dirty clothes> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, exasperation, frustration, grief, irritation, pip [chiefly British], vexation Related Words agitation, discomfort, displeasure, distress, disturbance, upset; irritability, irritableness, peeve, perturbation, pet, pique, resentment, snappishness, trouble; anger, angriness, chafe, dander, dudgeon, gall, huff, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, umbrage Near Antonyms delight, pleasure

  3. 3 something that is a source of irritation <flashing ads, visual clutter, and other annoyances that are the price for free information on the Internet> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexation Related Words discomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's box Near Antonyms delight, joy, pleasure

  4. 4 one who is obnoxiously annoying <younger brothers can be an annoyance sometimes> Synonyms nuisance, annoyer, bother, gadfly, gnawer, nudnik (also nudnick), pain, persecutor, pest, tease, teaserRelated Words headache; harrier, heckler, interrupter (also interruptor); hassle, plague; harasser, molester, tormentor (also tormenter), torturerNear Antonyms charmer, smoothy (or smoothie); comforter, solacer, soother





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