Definition for annoying (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of annoy
Examples from the Web for annoying
The ACLU and its allies are trying to undermine the holiday with lawsuits and annoying billboards.
Sanger felt, to the contrary, that it was the nonacademic masses who tended to be annoying.
She is even, it has been deemed, “annoying on Instagram,” that most contemporary of heinous crimes.
It was audacious and global in scope, yet annoying for being unavoidable.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat|Hampton Stevens|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But yeah, the people who went, “Ugh, how annoying,” probably forgot about it five seconds later.Anna Kendrick on ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ Drunken Horror Stories, and Singin’ Pharrell|Marlow Stern|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tushin wondered anxiously whether he had kept his promise, whether he was annoying Vera in any way.The Precipice|Ivan Goncharov
Of course all these things are trifles, but they are annoying and useless.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
The prevalence of paper circulation was felt in the most annoying manner.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Yet you insist on sitting on that bench and annoying me with your 216 unwelcome presence.Glinda of Oz|L. Frank Baum
By this time the party had come within a few feet of where Marjorie and her annoying freshman find were standing.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore|Pauline Lester
British Dictionary definitions for annoying (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for annoying (2 of 2)
Word Origin for annoy
Word Origin and History for annoying
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.).