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Definition of 'annoying'

See also: annoy 


  1. the act of troubling or annoying someone
       Synonyms: annoyance irritation vexation


  1. causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
       Synonyms: bothersome galling irritating nettlesome pesky pestering pestiferous plaguy plaguey teasing vexatious vexing

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