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[uh-noid] /əˈnɔɪd/
irritated, disturbed, or bothered:
I was quite annoyed by the time he arrived, over an hour late.
Origin of annoyed
annoy + -ed2


[uh-noi] /əˈnɔɪ/
verb (used with object)
to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates.
to molest; harm.
verb (used without object)
to be bothersome or troublesome.
Archaic. an annoyance.
1250-1300; (v.) Middle English an(n)oien, enoien < Anglo-French, Old French anoier, anuier to molest, harm, tire < Late Latin inodiāre to cause aversion, from Latin phrase mihi in odiō est … I dislike …; cf. in-2, odium, ennui, noisome; (noun) Middle English a(n)noi, ennoi < Anglo-French, Old French a(n)nui, etc., derivative of the v.
Related forms
annoyer, noun
half-annoyed, adjective
unannoyed, adjective
Can be confused
aggravate, annoy, irritate.
1. harass, pester.
1. comfort, calm, soothe.
Synonym Study
1. See bother, worry. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for annoyed
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  • The same things that have annoyed me would certainly have annoyed you.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • He was annoyed when he missed it, but on second thought he wondered if it were not just as well.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • "I am so sorry if this has annoyed you," Lessingham regretted.

    The Zeppelin's Passenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The rehearsal had not prepared her for anything so realistic, and she was annoyed.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • I only felt that Frau Doktor M. is so annoyed when no one offers to answer a question, and so I took it on.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
British Dictionary definitions for annoyed


to irritate or displease
to harass with repeated attacks
Derived Forms
annoyer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French anoier, from Late Latin inodiāre to make hateful, from Latin in odiō (esse) (to be) hated, from odium hatred
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Word Origin and History for annoyed

"vexed, peeved, offended," late 13c., past participle adjective from annoy (v.).



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.).

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