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Words nearby annoyance
What does annoyance mean?
Annoyance can also refer to the feeling of being annoyed, the act of annoying, or an instance in which someone or something is annoying.
The word implies that the resulting irritation does not rise to the level of serious harm or a major problem—even if someone or something annoys you very much.
An annoyance usually consists of some kind of irritating and unwanted behavior (especially when it’s repeated), such as someone chewing too loudly or asking you the same question over and over again. Things that are annoyances are often those that distract, interrupt, or intrude on what you’re trying to do, like a noise that keeps waking you up when you’re trying to fall asleep or a pop-up ad.
The word is sometimes used to contrast with something considered a serious problem, as in It’s no big deal—just a minor annoyance.
Someone who is bothered in this way can be described as annoyed. Someone or something that annoys you can be described as annoying.
Example: I know all this paperwork is an annoyance, but just try to get through it as quickly as you can.
Where does annoyance come from?
The first records of the word annoyance come from the 1300s. Its base word, annoy, comes from the Old French anoier, meaning “to tire” or “to harm.” This term derived from the Late Latin verb inodiāre, which means “to cause aversion” and itself comes from the Latin phrase mihi in odiō est, meaning “I dislike.” The suffix -ance is used to form nouns.
People and things that are annoyances do things that you dislike—things that bother you. Still, it’s usually something minor and not truly harmful. It’s more common to describe something as annoying than to call it an annoyance, but the word annoyance is fairly common.
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What are some other forms related to annoyance?
- annoy (verb)
What are some synonyms for annoyance?
What are some words that share a root or word element with annoyance?
What are some words that often get used in discussing annoyance?
How is annoyance used in real life?
Annoyance most commonly refers to a feeling of irritation or the person or thing that’s causing this feeling. It’s always used negatively.
It's pretty obnoxious to complain to volunteers about the volume of political texts one receives. These people seem to feel that the minor annoyance of their phone buzzing every ten minutes is simply too great a price for the benefit of living in a democracy.
— Noah Tarnow (@NoahTarnow) November 3, 2020
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that people can really project. You can say one thing and they’ll interpret something completely different – because of their own internalised insecurities or subconscious worries.
Sometimes their annoyance just isn’t about you.
— TONI TONE (@t0nit0ne) November 8, 2020
I wonder if the annoyance my neighbors feel because of my overgrown lawn exceeds the annoyance I feel when they mow their lawn every weekend
— Sage Francis (@SageFrancis) August 13, 2011
Try using annoyance!
Which of the following words is a synonym of annoyance?
D. all of the above
Example sentences from the Web for annoyance
He showed no signs of annoyance at the question, instead pivoting to a Drake song.Big East coaches pick Georgetown to finish last. Patrick Ewing says that’s about right.|Kareem Copeland|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
The new Square tool also makes it easy to split checks, eliminating an annoyance for both servers and customers.Fewer waiters, no menus: Is Square’s new service the future of dining?|Jeff|September 29, 2020|Fortune
This past Tuesday, Perri Grinberg was on back-to-back calls for most of the day, much to the annoyance of her children.‘Truly integrated’: As an unusual school year commences, agencies are aiming to help working parents more than ever before|Kristina Monllos|September 28, 2020|Digiday
He was at times both an ally and annoyance to President Obama.
She then expressed her annoyance that the leader of the Oklahoma mosque where Nolan had worshipped refused to appear on her show.
In the winter, they can shield drivers from the annoyance of having to wipe snow and ice off their windshields.
Again, this is an annoyance and a reflection of a double standard against women.
It started off small: a hint of annoyance here, a flutter of incredulity there.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’|Andrew Romano|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But perhaps the surprise, annoyance and keen disappointment broke his soldierly heart.
And yet how else are we to prevent the annoyance, and secure our property?There She Blows!|William Hussey Macy
There was a look of annoyance and a hint of confusion in her eyes.Good References|E. J. Rath
She had been smiling at the officer, but on the interruption of the strangers' entrance she frowned with annoyance.A Soldier of the Legion|C. N. Williamson
The trading began and continued to Bancroft's annoyance for more than half an hour.Elder Conklin|Frank Harris