It was a good and realistic response, but one likely to annoy the conservative base.
They fascinate and annoy middle-class Indians; they preserve Indian democracy—and show us its fundamental limitations.
“Because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure,” he wrote in his Federalist 78 paper.
[A]s he climbs the political ladder, he seems destined to annoy some more people along the way.
One pollster said a showy pregnancy could just “annoy people.”
Of course you don't want to tease, annoy, or step on them, or you may find them loaded.
Floyd is not at home to be consulted, and she does not wish to blunder or to annoy him.
Vainly, too, the Spaniards strove to post guns near enough to annoy the fleet.
The latter annoyed him, as a fly might annoy him, but nothing more.
We will ride on ahead, since it is likely to annoy you, but I must go into Annapolis this morning.
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.).