Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: annoy
IPA transcription: [ən'ɔɪ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
    Meaning: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
Usage examples
  • I did not come here to annoy you.
  • You must not annoy us on the public ways."
  • "Don't annoy me with your airs, for I'm in a hurry.
  • The firing, so far as he could determine, was merely to feel out or annoy the Northern army.
  • Your expectant eyes ceased to annoy me, I grew fond of them in the end, those expectant eyes.
  • I think she will hardly annoy you when you are close at my side; and that is pretty much all the time, isn't it?"
  • This seemed to annoy the President and he replied with asperity, "Why do you come to me in this indignant fashion for things which have been done by the police officials of the city of Washington?"
  • The other pirates had left very little for the new arrivals to take, and this seemed to annoy them so much that they gave vent to their ill-feelings in several ways, not the least wanton being the pollution of the ship's fresh water.