Definition of annoy
1 : to disturb or irritate especially by repeated acts annoyed the neighbors with their loud arguments
2 : to harass especially by quick brief attacks
: to cause annoyance
Examples of annoy in a Sentence
deliberately annoyed the elderly neighbor by walking across his lawn
Recent Examples of annoy from the Web
Everyday fatherly tasks, like playing with Legos or blocks with Esther, annoy him more than charm him, though in the end his love for her is a key part of what fuels the climactic tension.
Hint: Usually the actions that most annoy others are misguided defense mechanisms.
Nadal, too, took off the last four months of 2016, which annoyed tournament directors and the ATP suits, but afforded him vital downtime.
A source who spoke with Trump after the G7 summit told CNN's Kevin Liptak that the President was annoyed after sitting through lectures from leaders including Macron and Merkel about the Paris accord during his previous visit to Europe.
TV: Did people not have reasons to be annoyed with Alexis Michelle though?
When a fan (who goes by the handle of @TrumpsChinFat, FYI) asked her to describe the sounds that annoy her so, Chrissy offered this: Chrissy’s original tweet also caught the attention of Lena Dunham, who totally understands.
Worley, a hyper-critical self-scout, was annoyed with watching himself at times on film.
Thomas got annoyed by Silver’s contention that hard work could bring the lesser teams up to the level of Cleveland and Golden State.
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Synonym Discussion of annoy
synonyms see in addition worry
ANNOY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of annoy for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to feel slightly angry
ANNOY Defined for Kids
Definition of annoy for Students
: to cause to feel slightly angry or irritated
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