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annoying

[uh-noi-ing] /əˈnɔɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing annoyance; irritatingly bothersome:
annoying delays.
Origin of annoying
1325-1375
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at annoy, -ing2
Related forms
annoyingly, adverb
annoyingness, noun
half-annoying, adjective
half-annoyingly, adverb
unannoying, adjective
unannoyingly, adverb
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  • Her voice, which could be so annoyingly calm at times, was deeply troubled.

    Angela's Business Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Above all, as we have seen, Pitt's conduct towards Prussia was annoyingly halting.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • He had long had the idea that they did, and this belief had been annoyingly corroborated by the cocksureness of Yates.

  • The composer adequately treats this first motive in the development section so that its absence later is not annoyingly felt.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Just at this moment the door opened, and Miss Baby herself, looking most annoyingly handsome, put in her head.

British Dictionary definitions for annoyingly

annoying

/əˈnɔɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing irritation or displeasure
Derived Forms
annoyingly, adverb
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