an·​noyed | \ ə-ˈnȯid How to pronounce annoyed (audio) \

Definition of annoyed

: feeling or showing angry irritation was clearly annoyed by their repeated questions were very annoyed to be kept waiting an annoyed expression

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annoyedly \ ə-​ˈnȯi-​əd-​lē How to pronounce annoyedly (audio) \ adverb
Billy shook his head annoyedly. — Irwin Shaw

Synonyms for annoyed


aggravated, bothered, exasperated, galled, irked, irritated, narked [British], peeved, put out, scunnered [chiefly Scottish], teed off, vexed

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That effort died with no concessions from Beijing, largely because many Hong Kongers became annoyed with the disruption to their daily lives. Los Angeles Times, "News Analysis: ‘Cockroaches’ vs. ‘terrorists': Can Hong Kong protesters and police dial down the rage?," 1 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, Facebook is apparently annoyed that other members of the nascent consortium aren’t backing the plan more vocally. David Meyer, Fortune, "The End of Shareholder Primacy, Again: CEO Daily," 23 Aug. 2019 Mane, who was subbed soon after, appeared annoyed on the bench, sparking some fairly baseless rumours to fill the international break about the pair having a falling out., "Mohamed Salah Puts to Bed Sadio Mane Bust-Up Talk With Twitter Meme," 14 Sep. 2019 If the mode achieves widespread use, film buffs and filmmakers around the world might end up being a lot less annoyed with TV tech undermining creatives' visions. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Film & TV makers debut new feature to end the “soap opera effect” scourge," 29 Aug. 2019 When Beto O’Rourke broke out into Spanish during one answer, the annoyed look on Sen. Cory Booker’s face was priceless. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Turn off your mic! And other things we learned from the Democratic debate," 26 June 2019 Mayor John Cranley, who presides over council meetings, was annoyed that work had to be postponed. Sharon Coolidge,, "Council breaks for summer, but records show some members were already taking days off," 7 July 2019 But when the vocalist shrugged in response, Simon began to get annoyed. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'AGT' Fans Are Super Upset With Judge Simon Cowell After His Tense Stand-Off With Lamont Landers," 26 June 2019 There is a contingent within the Democratic party, and especially among Democratic primary voters, that is desperate to be the most progressive, the most annoyed, the most angry, the most anti-establishment. Nr Staff, National Review, "A Series of Own Goals," 13 July 2019

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First Known Use of annoyed

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of annoyed was in the 13th century

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