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
Muguruza, the 2016 champion, when asked whether she was annoyed by Mladenovic's shouting an Italian word to celebrate Muguruza's unforced errors.
RANT To the person flying drones in Juanita Bay Park, with their loud humming noise annoying everyone, including wildlife.
Democrats and Republicans alike are annoyed with Hillary Clinton right now.
Yes, Trump can delay, prevaricate, obfuscate, annoy and even shut down federal science.
Wow, like the time staffers got revenge on an annoying UPS man by giving him a doughnut frosted with Ex-Lax.
Many of the same actions taken to answer the complaints of protesters served to annoy legislators who already saw the school as a liberal sanctuary propped up by taxpayers.
But the histrionics of it all, at a point, just annoy [me].
There is no perfect solution to dealing with advertising, just as there is no perfect ad that will consistently grab your attention without annoying you.
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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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