annoyance

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noun an·noy·ance \ə-ˈnȯi-ən(t)s\

Definition of annoyance

  1. 1 :  the act of annoying someone or of being annoyed

  2. 2 :  the state or feeling of being annoyed :  vexation She couldn't hide her annoyance.

  3. 3 :  a source of vexation or irritation :  nuisance The delay was a minor annoyance.

Examples of annoyance in a sentence

  1. She expressed annoyance at the slow service.

  2. they have an unlisted number in the hopes that it will reduce the constant annoyance by telemarketers

14th Century

First Known Use of annoyance

14th century



ANNOYANCE Defined for English Language Learners

annoyance

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noun an·noy·ance \ə-ˈnȯi-ən(t)s\

Definition of annoyance for English Language Learners

  • : slight anger : the feeling of being annoyed

  • : something that causes feelings of slight anger or irritation : a source of annoyance


ANNOYANCE Defined for Kids

annoyance

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noun an·noy·ance \ə-ˈnȯi-əns\

Definition of annoyance for Students

  1. 1 :  slight anger I sense your annoyance with me.

  2. 2 :  a source or cause of slight anger This itch is an annoyance.



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