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

Other Words from annoying

annoyingly \ ə-​ˈnȯi-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce annoying (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
Recent Examples on the Web The price hikes might be annoying, but should be expected, consider the broader look at the mobile business. Chris Smith, BGR, 12 Jan. 2022 When community spread was low, positive pool tests were annoying but did not result in school shutdowns, but with the highly contagious omicron variant sweeping through the community, the numbers have risen dramatically. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, 9 Jan. 2022 Chiefly because of the friendly banter and (annoying) bickering between the two actors, the production sounds more like a podcast than a book. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 For some followers, seeing multiple posts from the same brand every day is annoying. Goldie Chan, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 The City Council has also adopted measures to rein in the proliferation of party vehicles, which have been popular with tourists but annoying to many residents. Arkansas Online, 2 Jan. 2022 The City Council has also adopted measures to rein in the proliferation of party vehicles, which have been popular with tourists but annoying to many residents. New York Times, 1 Jan. 2022 Some of these comparisons are merely annoying, like the enthusiasm for soccer that's become a paradoxical mark of cultural sophistication (in Europe, soccer is traditionally a working-class game). Samuel Goldman, The Week, 22 Sep. 2021 This can be annoying and can totally distract you from your workout. Emily Shiffer, SELF, 24 Feb. 2021

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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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18 Jan 2022

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“Annoying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annoying. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for annoying

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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