Etymology
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annoyance (n.)

late 14c., "vexation, trouble," from Old French enoiance "ill-humor, irritation," from anuiant, present participle of anuier "to be troublesome, annoy, harass" (see annoy). The meaning "state of being annoyed" is from c. 1500, as is the sense of "that which annoys." Earlier, annoying was used in the sense of "act of offending" (c. 1300) and a noun annoy (c. 1200) in the sense "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste."

updated on September 22, 2022

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Definitions of annoyance from WordNet

annoyance (n.)
the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed;
annoyance (n.)
anger produced by some annoying irritation;
Synonyms: chafe / vexation
annoyance (n.)
an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating;
Synonyms: aggravator
annoyance (n.)
something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness;
Synonyms: bother / botheration / pain / infliction / pain in the neck / pain in the ass
annoyance (n.)
the act of troubling or annoying someone;
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