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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·noy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annoyed p. pr. & vb. n. Annoying.]  To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks.
 Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy
 Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy?   --Prior.
 2. To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade.
 Syn: -- To molest; vex; trouble; pester; embarrass; perplex; tease.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·noy·ing, a. That annoys; molesting; vexatious.  -- An*noy*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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" [syn: bothersome, galling,
             irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous,
             plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]
      n : the act of troubling or annoying someone [syn: annoyance,
          irritation, vexation]