Definition of annoyance in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈnoiəns/


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.
1.1A thing that annoys someone; a nuisance: the Council found him an annoyance
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  • 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.
nuisance, pest, bother, irritant, inconvenience, palaver
informal pain, pain in the neck/butt/ass, hassle
nudnik, burr under someone's saddle


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

Words that rhyme with annoyance

clairvoyance, flamboyance

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Syllabification: an·noy·ance

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