- 1The feeling or state of being annoyed; irritation: there was annoyance at government interference he turned his charm on Tara, much to Hegarty’s annoyanceMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 [count noun] A thing that annoys someone; a nuisance: the Council found him an annoyance some people like to irritate us with trivial annoyancesMore example sentences
nuisance, source of irritation, pest, bother, trial, irritant, inconvenience, menace, thorn in one's fleshNorth American • informal pain in the butt, nudnik, burr in/under someone's saddleAustralian/New Zealand • informal narkBritish • vulgar slang pain in the arse
- 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.
late Middle English: from Old French anoiance, from anoier (see annoy).