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Etymology

annoy +‎ -ing

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈnɔɪ.ɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔɪɪŋ

Adjective

annoying (comparative more annoying, superlative most annoying)

  1. Causing irritation or annoyance; troublesome; vexatious.
    Having flies in your bedroom when you're trying to sleep is really annoying.

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Verb

annoying

  1. present participle and gerund of annoy

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Noun

annoying (plural annoyings)

  1. (rare) That which annoys; an annoyance.
    • 1865, William Buell Sprague, Annals of the American Unitarian Pulpit:
      [] they lose the true spirit of Christianity; and, while their heads are filled with clouds of mysticism, and the smoke of metaphysical nonsense, their hearts are filled with uncharitableness and bitter annoyings.

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