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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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  • I could see she was annoyed and a little worried, because he was past taking notice.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • There was nothing in the coat now that could possibly have startled the girl or annoyed her.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Ordinarily he would not have heard them at all; now they annoyed him.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • “I am not making a face,” growled the annoyed Ossipon bearishly.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • After awhile she got to concealing them, as if she thought they annoyed me.

    Questionable Shapes William Dean Howells
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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