Definition of annoying in English:

annoying

Syllabification: an·noy·ing
Pronunciation: /əˈnoiiNG
 
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adjective

Causing irritation or annoyance: annoying habits unsolicited calls are annoying
More example sentences
  • There's about three of them, and they have this annoying habit of telling jokes most of the day.
  • Not turning up at events that I've been invited to and therefore annoying people is quite enjoyable.
  • Today Liam was the most annoying person I have ever met in my life.
Synonyms
irritating, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, tiresome, troublesome, bothersome, nettlesome, obnoxious, irksome, vexing, cursed, vexatious, galling
informal aggravating, pesky
informal, dated cursed

Derivatives

annoyingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He's a real pain because he's always fussing annoyingly about books and cars and his appearance, but my friends think he's cool.
  • I'd been standing outside the glass shop for a few minutes when the street was invaded by an annoyingly noisy group of tourists.
  • I have noticed how annoyingly people like to talk about the weekend.

annoyingness

noun
More example sentences
  • Things tend to annoy me out of all proportion to their annoyingness.
  • I'm sure the clinginess is part of the annoyingness.
  • Due to the sheer annoyingness of printing these things, the comic is only available very rarely, and in print runs of only 16 at a time.

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