I. verb — [with obj.] 1. make (someone) a little angry; irritate • the decision really annoyed him.
• your damned cheerfulness has always annoyed me.
‹archaic› harm or attack repeatedly
• a gallant Saxon, who annoyed this Coast.
II. derivatives annoyer /əˈnɔɪə / noun
– origin 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’.