an·​noyed | \ə-ˈnȯid \

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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Other Words from annoyed

annoyedly 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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Meanwhile, Krystal's annoyed because nobody's asking about her feelings. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Bachelor in Paradise Season 5, Episode 4 Recap: Jordan's in the Dog House," 20 Aug. 2018 There are plenty of times on Fixer Upper when Joanna can get annoyed, or Chip can act like a pain in the ass. Samantha Lefave, Redbook, "Why Did Tarek and Christina El Moussa's Marriage Fail While Chip and Joanna Gaines' Thrives?," 16 Mar. 2017 Bongiovi was surprised and annoyed by the response. Joseph Bien-kahn, WIRED, "Radical As Ever, Boots Riley Takes On the Tech Boom," 4 July 2018 In post-match interviews, Robben was clearly annoyed at starting on the bench alongside fellow veteran winger Franck Ribery, who came on for the final 10 minutes. Afp,, "Bayern await James prognosis after apparent injury in Champions League," 21 Feb. 2018 According to those who run urban data analytics programs across the country, building a thoughtful city resident isn’t as easy as forcing annoyed and sleep-deprived youngsters to pass an ethics class. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Cities Are Watching You—Urban Sciences Graduates Watch Back," 25 June 2018 But those executives — Elon Musk included — reportedly rejected the idea out of worry that the options might not work well enough, could be expensive, and because drivers might become annoyed by an overly nagging system. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla rejected more advanced driver monitoring features on its cars," 14 May 2018 The officer noted the woman became annoyed and irritated after being arrested. John Benson,, "Sassy Westlake woman arrested for drunken driving: North Royalton Police Blotter," 22 Feb. 2018 Vardon also shared that James was growing more annoyed with Irving's health issues leading up to his playoff-ending injury. Jenna West,, "Report: Kyrie Irving Never Wanted LeBron James to Return to the Cavaliers," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of annoyed

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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