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1. annoying

adjective. ['əˈnɔɪɪŋ'] causing irritation or annoyance.

Synonyms

  • vexing
  • bothersome
  • irritating
  • pestering
  • infuriating
  • obnoxious
  • irritating
  • nettlesome
  • plaguy
  • vexatious
  • pesky
  • pestiferous
  • plaguey
  • galling
  • disagreeable

Antonyms

  • unplayful
  • unseductive
  • good-natured
  • ecdemic

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • annoy (English)
  • annoien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word annoying


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Calling to thank the interviewer should not come off as annoying or pushy.

2. Adjective
When surfing the Web, few things are more annoying than the constant appearance pop-up ads and windows.

Quotes containing the word annoying


1. I spend several days at a time without enough sleep. At first, normal activities become annoying. When you are too tired to eat, you really need some sleep. A few days later, things become strange. Loud noises become louder and more startling, familiar sounds become unfamiliar, and life reinvents itself as a surrealist dream.
- Henry Rollins

2. Can you be a girl for a few seconds?""I'm always a girl"I frown."You know what I mean. Like a silly, annoying girl"I twirl my hair around my finger. "Kay.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

3. what's your name?"what?"i asked, squinting at the light.your name."I reconized Dr. Olendzki peering over me.you know my name."I want you to tell me."Rose. Rose Hathaway."Do you know your birthday?"Of course I do. Why are you asking me such stupid things? Did you lose my records?"Dr. Olendzki gave an exasperated sigh and walked off, taking the annoying light with her. "I think she's fine,
- Richelle Mead, Frostbite

2. annoying

noun. ['əˈnɔɪɪŋ'] the act of troubling or annoying someone.

Synonyms

  • annoyance
  • irritation
  • red flag
  • exasperation
  • mistreatment

Antonyms

  • good
  • antiseptic
  • pleasing
  • congenial

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • annoy (English)
  • annoien (Middle English (1100-1500))
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