Verb annoy Definition and Examples


Verb:

annoy

Definition as verb:

Verb

annoy (third-person singular simple present annoys, present participle annoying, simple past and past participle annoyed)

  1. (transitive) To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.
  2. (intransitive) To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.
  3. (transitive) To molest; to harm; to injure.

More definition:


1.to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates.

2.to molest; harm.


3.to be bothersome or troublesome.


4.Archaic. an annoyance.

1. to irritate or displease

2. to harass with repeated attacks Derived Formsannoyer, noun Word OriginC13, from Old French anoier, from Late Latin inodiāre to make hateful, from Latin in odiō (esse) (to be) hated, from odium hatredCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 13c., from Anglo-French anuier, Old French enoiier, anuier "to weary, vex, anger; be troublesome or irksome to," from Late Latin inodiare "make loathsome," from Latin (esse) in odio "(it is to me) hateful," ablative of odium "hatred" (see odium). Earliest form of the word in English was as a noun, c.1200, "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste." Related, Annoyed; annoying; annoyingly. Middle English also had annoyful and annoyous (both late 14c.).

Examples:

Other terrestrial marsupials are the wombat (Phascolomys), a large, clumsy, burrowing animal, not unlike a pig, which attains a weight of from 60 to 100 lb; the bandicoot (Perameles), a rat-like creature whose depredations annoy the agriculturist; the native cat (Dasyurus), noted robber of the poultry yard; the Tasmanian wolf (Thylacinus), which preys on large game; and the recently discovered Notoryctes, a small animal which burrows like a mole in the desert of the interior.

Thus a legal tie between Geneva and two of the Swiss cantons was established, while the duke did not any longer venture to annoy the Genevese, as he clung to his fine barony of Vaud.



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