an·​noyed ə-ˈnȯid How to pronounce annoyed (audio)
: feeling or showing angry irritation
was clearly annoyed by their repeated questions
were very annoyed to be kept waiting
an annoyed expression
annoyedly adverb
Billy shook his head annoyedly. Irwin Shaw

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Just seconds later, an annoyed Bunny grabbed the phone and threw it into the bushes. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 9 Jan. 2023 Not telling each other stuff is literally in our job description, comes the annoyed reply. Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 6 Jan. 2023 Besides avoiding germs, having a virtual Santa visit allows kids to have more personal one-on-one time with Father Christmas without holding up a long line of annoyed mallgoers. Katie Wedell, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2022 McDaniel said Tagovailoa became annoyed when asked about his head on the sidelines. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 26 Sep. 2022 In a recent study that surveyed people walking through city streets in Harbin, China, Kang and his colleague found that those on the two roads with lilac plantings reported being less annoyed by traffic noise. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 27 Oct. 2021 The sector is building a lot of momentum for obvious reasons—businesses have always wanted the ability to move money around faster, and individual consumers have become annoyed with waiting around for refunds. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 8 Nov. 2022 Julio Jones seemed a bit annoyed, if not highly offended by the mere mention of the word. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2022 When Phypers, who was in the driver’s seat, slowed down to look for parking, the driver behind them became annoyed and opened fire, Deadline reported. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Annoyed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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