annoying

adjective

an·​noy·​ing ə-ˈnȯi-iŋ How to pronounce annoying (audio)
: causing vexation or irritation : causing annoyance : irritating
an annoying habit
annoying questions
annoyingly 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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Word History

Etymology

see annoy

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of annoying was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Annoying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annoying. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

annoying

adjective
an·​noy·​ing ə-ˈnȯi-iŋ How to pronounce annoying (audio)
: causing annoyance
an annoying habit
annoyingly adverb

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