verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of annoy
Examples from the Web for annoy
It almost makes you wonder if Lizard Squad did this just to annoy Anonymous and the other earnest champions of privacy.
[A]s he climbs the political ladder, he seems destined to annoy some more people along the way.
“Because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure,” he wrote in his Federalist 78 paper.Online Activism, Nationwide Protests Deepen Ahead of Supreme Court Health-Care Hearing|Daniel Stone|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a good and realistic response, but one likely to annoy the conservative base.Newt Gingrich’s Immigration Stance Won’t Play With Conservatives|Michelle Goldberg|November 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And in a Republican primary that so far has been woefully message-challenged, "annoy the media" may not sound half bad.
Won't somebody see what new form of the devil has been sent here to annoy me?The Spiritualists and the Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
I was careful not to allow my great discomfort to annoy others.
"I said nothing to annoy Mrs. O'Connor, at any rate," says Mr. Ryde.Rossmoyne|Unknown
Psyche saw through his pretences, and knew that he was annoyed, and she hated to annoy him.The Laughing Mill and Other Stories|Julian Hawthorne
They had wisely resolved to annoy the Spaniards in their American possessions.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
British Dictionary definitions for annoy
Word Origin for annoy
Word Origin and History for annoy
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.).