annoy /əˈnɔɪ/


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 /

– 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’.

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