causing annoyance; irritatingly bothersome: annoying delays.
- an·noy·ing·ly, adverb
- an·noy·ing·ness, noun
- half-an·noy·ing, adjective
- half-an·noy·ing·ly, adverb
- un·an·noy·ing, adjective
- un·an·noy·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use annoying in a sentence
Every fight sounds like it’s backed with the percussion from this classic “Key and Peele” sketch, and it’s consistently hilarious and annoying.‘Godfall’ impressions: A solid, sometimes boring adventure | Gene Park | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
As you said, Sara, it’s always annoying as a coach when they don’t do that.Did The Saints And Bills Show The Bucs And Seahawks Who The Real Contenders Are? | Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org) | November 9, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
A few people in town think Roy is “in love with” the younger brother he protects from bullies and other annoying villagers.Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Kingdom’ is a suspenseful bundle of Norwegian noir that’s almost impossible to put down | Richard Lipez | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Though it’s easy to assume the texts are annoying and fairly useless, new research out of the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin, paints a much darker and meaningful picture of the trend.Why political campaigns are sending 3 billion texts in this election | Tate Ryan-Mosley | October 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Waiting out a dust storm from a car or house is annoying but relatively safe.
Annoyingly, Dating Naked tiptoes into heavy-handedness as a few of its subjects start telling sob stories.In Praise of ‘Dating Naked’ and the Glorious Rise of Butts on Reality TV | Kevin Fallon | July 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One thing remains annoyingly clotted and constant in the shows: the celebrity interview.
But Free to Be wasn't politically-correct in an annoyingly preachy way.
We break down the big news stories of the day into something more like CliffsNotes than annoyingly long articles.Matt Galligan, Co-founder and CEO of Circa, Shares His Home Screen’s Apps | Matt Galligan | February 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On top of his wealth and privilege, Osbourne is annoyingly driven.
The pile of typescript on my floor can but annoyingly and too palpably testify that the madness has raged for some weeks.Instigations | Ezra Pound
Oh, I've just admitted that I did give him the pistol—how annoyingly unwise of me!
Just at this moment the door opened, and Miss Baby herself, looking most annoyingly handsome, put in her head.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) | Charles Lever
They are not distrustful and reserved, but, on the contrary, annoyingly communicative.
On some days the air in one's lungs was almost painful; the snow underfoot squeaked annoyingly as one trod upon it.I Walked in Arden | Jack Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for annoying
causing irritation or displeasure
- annoyingly, adverb
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