Definition of annoy in English:
- I accepted the decision - what annoyed me most was how no one had the decency to say thanks for what I'd done for the club.
- This song annoyed me the very minute I first heard it.
- It is up to him as to whether he wants to annoy 51 % of the population.
Annoy originally has a much stronger sense than the modern one. It came into English from Old French anoier, but was based on Latin in odio, from the phrase mihi in odio est, ‘it is hateful to me’.
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