annoying

adjective
an·​noy·​ing | \ ə-ˈnȯi-iŋ How to pronounce annoying (audio) \

Definition of annoying

: causing vexation or irritation : causing annoyance : irritating an annoying habit annoying questions

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Other Words from annoying

annoyingly \ ə-​ˈnȯi-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce annoyingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of annoying in a Sentence

my partner has the annoying habit of eating all the pickles and leaving a jar full of pickle juice in the refrigerator

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In the present, everyone will be annoying each other every 15 seconds. Leah Garchik, SFChronicle.com, "Connecting Lacy’s SFMOMA study of a closed mill and Warhol," 4 June 2019 Fruit flies especially are incredibly annoying and seem to pop up out of nowhere. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies for Good," 9 May 2019 The awkward time between winter and spring, because let’s face it the weather hasn’t quite sprung yet, can be both annoying and exhilarating. Asia Milia Ware, Teen Vogue, "The Moisturizer Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist Swears By Lives Up To The Hype," 19 Apr. 2019 For the more common—but still annoying—ills, here's how to talk to your doctor about finding a better fit. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, "Signs You’re on the Wrong Birth Control Pill," 3 Apr. 2019 Chipping a perfectly good manicure is one of life’s most annoying frustrations. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "4 Mistakes You’re Making When Wearing Gel Nail Polish," 25 Jan. 2019 Spotify is improving of one of its most annoying, arbitrary limits. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Spotify raises limit for offline downloads to 10,000 songs per device," 12 Sep. 2018 There is nothing more annoying than a giant semen stain in the center of your mattress, or period blood splattered over your sheets like a crime scene. Gigi Engle, SELF, "7 Tips for Cleaning Up After Sex Gets Messy," 12 Dec. 2018 The best and likely safest place for a scooter is a bike lane since there are no pedestrians and because the lanes can accommodate faster traffic (as a daily bike commuter, scooters aren’t any more annoying than slower cyclists). Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of annoying

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for annoying

see annoy

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annoying

adjective
an·​noy·​ing | \ ə-ˈnȯi-iŋ How to pronounce annoying (audio) \

Kids Definition of annoying

: causing slight anger an annoying habit

Other Words from annoying

annoyingly adverb She's annoyingly loud.

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