Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[uh-noi-ing] /əˈnɔɪ ɪŋ/
causing annoyance; irritatingly bothersome:
annoying delays.
Origin of annoying
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for annoyingly
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • 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


causing irritation or displeasure
Derived Forms
annoyingly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for annoyingly

Word Value for annoyingly

Scrabble Words With Friends