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Origin of annoying

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at annoy, -ing2
Related formsan·noy·ing·ly, adverban·noy·ing·ness, nounhalf-an·noy·ing, adjectivehalf-an·noy·ing·ly, adverbun·an·noy·ing, adjectiveun·an·noy·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of annoyingly

  • Her voice, which could be so annoyingly calm at times, was deeply troubled.

    Angela's Business

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • Above all, as we have seen, Pitt's conduct towards Prussia was annoyingly halting.

  • He had long had the idea that they did, and this belief had been annoyingly corroborated by the cocksureness of Yates.

  • The composer adequately treats this first motive in the development section so that its absence later is not annoyingly felt.


    James Huneker

  • Just at this moment the door opened, and Miss Baby herself, looking most annoyingly handsome, put in her head.

British Dictionary definitions for annoyingly


  1. causing irritation or displeasure
Derived Formsannoyingly, adverb
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