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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