Definition of annoy in English:
- If someone else is annoying you, and they have no idea what effect they are having on you, then what is the point in staying annoyed with them?
- Clichéd, stereotypical tales of the relative strengths of men and women always annoy me.
- It annoys me that good always seems to prevail over evil in books, movies, TV, and life in general.
Middle English (in the sense 'be hateful to'): from Old French anoier (verb), anoi (noun), based on Latin in odio in the phrase mihi in odio est 'it is hateful to me'.
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’.
Words that rhyme with annoyahoy, alloy, Amoy, boy, buoy, cloy, coy, destroy, employ, enjoy, Hanoi, hoi polloi, hoy, Illinois, joy, koi, oi, ploy, poi, Roy, savoy, soy, tatsoi, toy, trompe l'œil, troy
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.