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1. annoy

verb. ['əˈnɔɪ'] cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.

Synonyms

  • irritate
  • chivvy
  • vex
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • get to
  • provoke
  • rile
  • antagonise
  • chevvy
  • bother
  • devil
  • nark
  • gravel
  • chivy
  • eat into
  • get at
  • harry
  • grate
  • chafe
  • antagonize
  • nettle
  • chevy
  • get under one's skin
  • rankle
  • get
  • peeve
  • displease
  • fret
  • beset
  • plague
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • praise
  • soothe
  • better
  • stifle

Etymology

  • annoien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Annoy

  • underemploy
  • unemploy
  • redeploy
  • flournoy
  • destroy
  • quemoy
  • mcvoy
  • mcroy
  • mccloy
  • lacroix
  • illinois
  • employ
  • deploy
  • bolshoi
  • sgroi
  • savoy
  • polloi
  • mckoy
  • mccoy
  • malloy
  • lavoy
  • lafoy
  • laboy
  • enjoy
  • elroy
  • dejoy
  • decoy
  • deboy
  • alroy
  • troy

How do you pronounce annoy?

Pronounce annoy as əˈnɔɪ.

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Sentences with annoy


1. Verb, base form
Crickets don't have to enter your home to annoy you.

2. Adjective
That can make us act like a pest, annoy others and be lonely.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Flies annoy people with their buzzing and flying around.

Quotes about annoy


1. Is there some particular reason that you're here?"..."Not this again.""Not what again?"said Clary."Every time I annoy him, he retreats into his No Mundanes Allowed tree house."Simon pointed at Jace.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you.
- Osho

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