annoyed

[uh-noid]

adjective

irritated, disturbed, or bothered: I was quite annoyed by the time he arrived, over an hour late.

Origin of annoyed

annoy

[uh-noi]

verb (used with object)

to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates.
to molest; harm.

verb (used without object)

to be bothersome or troublesome.

noun

Archaic. an annoyance.

Origin of annoy

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English an(n)oien, enoien < Anglo-French, Old French anoier, anuier to molest, harm, tire < Late Latin inodiāre to cause aversion, from Latin phrase mihi in odiō est … I dislike …; cf. in-2, odium, ennui, noisome; (noun) Middle English a(n)noi, ennoi < Anglo-French, Old French a(n)nui, etc., derivative of the v.
Related formsan·noy·er, nounhalf-an·noyed, adjectiveun·an·noyed, adjective
Can be confusedaggravate annoy irritate

Synonyms for annoy

Synonym study

1. See bother, worry.

Antonyms for annoy

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Related Words for annoyed

miffed, bothered, irked, sore

Examples from the Web for annoyed

Contemporary Examples of annoyed

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

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • 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

    Joseph Conrad

  • After awhile she got to concealing them, as if she thought they annoyed me.

    Questionable Shapes

    William Dean Howells


British Dictionary definitions for annoyed

annoy

verb

to irritate or displease
to harass with repeated attacks
Derived Formsannoyer, noun

Word Origin for annoy

C13: from Old French anoier, from Late Latin inodiāre to make hateful, from Latin in odiō (esse) (to be) hated, from odium hatred
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Word Origin and History for annoyed
adj.

"vexed, peeved, offended," late 13c., past participle adjective from annoy (v.).

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.).

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