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