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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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 Although Jackson appears annoyed, the 17-year-old goes on to clear things up about her hair. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Skai Jackson Sets The Record Straight On Her Goddess Twists," 11 July 2019 That no doubt annoyed Mr Trump, but independence is an invaluable quality in a senior intelligence official, and a dangerous one to lack. J.e.f. | Washington, The Economist, "Dan Coats is to step down as director of national intelligence," 29 July 2019 That annoyed investors, but helped ensure the funds are not forced to sell illiquid assets at fire-sale prices. The Economist, "Another European fund manager runs into concerns over liquidity," 28 June 2019 Martha is annoyed with Bartosz and goes off on her own to Hannah’s house. Abbey Maxbauer,, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix's Dark Season 2 Recap," 25 June 2019 Reality: Babies scream and cry for hours and the neighbors get extremely annoyed with you. 7. Kayla Keegan, Redbook, "25 Epic Halloween Costume Fails You Must See To Believe," 31 Aug. 2015 So, Priyanka’s response—concise, dismissive, and frankly, a little annoyed—was, yes, a reaction to the question at hand. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Is Not Here for Those Meghan Markle Feud Rumors," 25 Mar. 2019 Some who replied to a clip of Wednesday's in-game conversation tweeted by ESPN suggested that Beyoncé looked annoyed. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Wife of Warriors owner reportedly gets death threats after viral clip of her talking to Jay-Z," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of annoyed

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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