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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Dirt bike riders took to the streets in Cleveland again, blocking traffic and annoying people all over town. cleveland.com, "Are Cleveland dirt bike riders dangerous marauders or annoyances to be ignored -- This Week in the CLE," 17 Aug. 2019 Becoming the mold for the black nerd on television, White played the Winslows’ annoying neighbor for nine seasons, starting in 1989 and ending in 1998. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "Jaleel White returns as Urkel, battles evil robots in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? clip," 15 Aug. 2019 Any suggestions about how to stop these annoying calls. Dallas News, "Answers to your questions about used car dealers, property taxes, robocalls and other annoyances," 15 Aug. 2019 Foxx stars as Sasha, a popular girl at Modine International School for Girls in Yucatán, Mexico, where she’s just moved with her annoying stepsister, Mia (Nélisse), mom (Nia Long) and underwater architect stepfather (John Corbett). Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Soggy sequel ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ is a waterlogged creature feature," 15 Aug. 2019 Foxx stars as Sasha, a popular girl at Modine International School for Girls in Yucatán, Mexico, where she’s just moved with her annoying stepsister, Mia (Nélisse), mom (Nia Long) and underwater architect stepfather (John Corbett). Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Soggy sequel ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ is a waterlogged creature feature," 14 Aug. 2019 One shot of the full-spectrum CBD potion gives you the alertness of coffee without those annoying jitters. Allure, "Sunday Scaries Just Launched CBD-Infused Energy Shots," 7 Aug. 2019 Others are one-note — shrill, ineffectual, tempting, annoying. Aisha Harris, New York Times, "Sharon Tate Is a Woman in a Tarantino Movie. It’s Complicated.," 7 Aug. 2019 There's a big new push to crack down on annoying robocalls from overseas, calls that may be using your own number. CBS News, "FCC passes new rules against "spoof" robocalls," 2 Aug. 2019

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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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