Definition of annoyance in English:

annoyance

Syllabification: an·noy·ance
Pronunciation: /əˈnoi-əns
 
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noun

  • 1The feeling or state of being annoyed; irritation: a look of annoyance on his face annoyance at government interference he turned his charm on Tara, much to Herbert’s annoyance
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    • Anger and annoyance at her came to me, as she just stood there, as if she had done nothing.
    • He expressed his annoyance at the council having to employ a consultant from Britain to advise them.
    • She keeps interrupting to express her annoyance at how unrealistic and ridiculous the rules are.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A thing that annoys someone; a nuisance: the Council found him an annoyance
    More example sentences
    • Despite the many problems and annoyances, there were some bright spots to CMW, and these mostly came in the form of the performers.
    • Minor annoyances won't bother you so much because you're focused on the big picture.
    • The book contains more than fifty examples of innovative solutions or approaches to problems or annoyances that impact our lives.
    Synonyms
    nuisance, pest, bother, irritant, inconvenience, palaver
    informal pain, pain in the neck/butt/ass, hassle
    nudnik, burr under someone's saddle

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French anoiance, from anoier (see annoy).

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