What does annoyance mean?

annoyance meaning in General Dictionary

The act of annoying or perhaps the condition of being irritated molestation vexation annoy

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  • the emotional condition of being irritated or annoyed
  • an unpleasant individual who is irritating or exasperating
  • anything or someone that triggers trouble; a source of unhappiness
  • anger from some annoying irritation
  • the act of troubling or annoying someone
  • The work of annoying, and/or state of being irritated; molestation; vexation; annoy.
  • whatever annoys.

annoyance meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "act of inconvenient," from Old French enoiance "ill-humor, irritation," from anuiant, present participle of anuier "become problematic, annoy, harass" (see annoy). Meaning "condition of being irritated" is from c.1500. Previously, irritating ended up being found in the feeling of "act of offending" (c.1300), and a noun annoy (c.1200) in a sense "feeling of discomfort, displeasure, distaste."


annoyance meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The act of irritating, or perhaps the state of being irritated; molestation; vexation; annoy.

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  • (n.) What annoys.

Sentence Examples with the word annoyance

When the story was finished, I read it to my teacher, and I recall now vividly the pleasure I felt in the more beautiful passages, and my annoyance at being interrupted to have the pronunciation of a word corrected.

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