- irritated, disturbed, or bothered: I was quite annoyed by the time he arrived, over an hour late.
Origin of annoyed
- to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates.
- to molest; harm.
- to be bothersome or troublesome.
- Archaic. an annoyance.
Origin of annoy
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Examples from the Web for annoyed
Contemporary Examples of annoyed
Yes, some people have been inconvenienced by traffic delays or annoyed by supportive athletes.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
At first, I am annoyed because answering these questions takes so much effort.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
And if the patients whined or annoyed her, she allegedly killed them to shut them up.Nurse Nasty Suspected of Killing 38 People in Italy
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 15, 2014
In fact, we—if I could be a bit of pop-culture Lorax for the moment and speak for all of us—are kind of annoyed that she is.‘Boy Meets World’ Fans Will Hate ‘Girl Meets World’
June 26, 2014
Desperate and annoyed with the language barrier, Bartiromo begs as Elias translates.He Bullies Kids and Calls It News
June 26, 2014
Historical Examples of annoyed
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
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
After awhile she got to concealing them, as if she thought they annoyed me.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
- to irritate or displease
- to harass with repeated attacks
Word Origin for annoy
"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.).