annoyance

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noun an·noy·ance \ ə-ˈnȯi-ən(t)s \

Definition of annoyance

1 :the act of annoying someone or of being annoyed
2 :the state or feeling of being annoyed :vexation
  • She couldn't hide her annoyance.
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

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First Known Use of annoyance

14th century



ANNOYANCE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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noun an·noy·ance \ ə-ˈnȯi-əns \

Definition of annoyance for Students

1 :slight anger
  • I sense your annoyance with me.
2 :a source or cause of slight anger
  • This itch is an annoyance.


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