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Annoyance definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ANNOY'ANCE, n. That which annoys, or injures; the act of annoying; the state of being annoyed. It includes something more than inconvenience.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed [syn: irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration]
2: anger produced by some annoying irritation [syn: annoyance, chafe, vexation]
3: an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating [syn: aggravator, annoyance]
4: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction" [syn: annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass]
5: the act of troubling or annoying someone [syn: annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexation]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of annoying or of being annoyed 2. the state or feeling of being annoyed ; vexation 3. a source of vexation or irritation ; nuisance <the delay was a minor annoyance>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Annoyance An*noy"ance, n. [OF. anoiance, anuiance.] 1. The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy. A deep clay, giving much annoyance to passengers. --Fuller. For the further annoyance and terror of any besieged place, they would throw into it dead bodies. --Wilkins. 2. That which annoys. A grain, a dust, a gnat, a wandering hair, Any annoyance in that precious sense. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(annoyances) 1. Annoyance is the feeling that you get when someone makes you feel fairly angry or impatient. To her annoyance the stranger did not go away... = irritation N-UNCOUNT: oft with poss 2. An annoyance is something that makes you feel angry or impatient. Inconsiderate neighbours can be more than an annoyance. N-COUNT: usu sing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Vexation, molestation, discomfort, trouble, plague, nuisance, bore, torment, infliction, irritation, scourge, thorn, bitter pill, gall and wormwood.

Moby Thesaurus

ado, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, amplification, anger, annoyingness, anxiety, augmentation, aversion, bad news, bedevilment, besetment, blight, bore, bother, botheration, bothering, bothersomeness, bummer, can of worms, care, contentiousness, crashing bore, cross, curse, deepening, deliberate aggravation, deterioration, devilment, difficulties, difficulty, disadvantage, disapprobation, disapproval, discontent, disgust, dislike, displeasure, dissatisfaction, distaste, distress, dogging, downer, drag, embittering, embitterment, enhancement, enlargement, evil, exacerbation, exasperation, great ado, harassment, hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hardcase, hardship, harrying, headache, heightening, hounding, inconvenience, increase, indignation, intensification, ire, irking, irksomeness, irritant, irritation, magnification, matter, molestation, nuisance, pain, peck of troubles, persecution, peskiness, pest, pester, pestering, pestiferousness, pique, plague, plaguesomeness, plight, pother, predicament, pressure, problem, provocation, provoking, provokingness, repugnance, repulsion, resentfulness, resentment, revulsion, riding, rigor, sea of troubles, sharpening, souring, stress, stress of life, teasing, tiresomeness, trial, tribulation, trouble, troubles, troublesomeness, vale of tears, vexation, vexatiousness, vexing, vicissitude, wearisomeness, worriment, worrisomeness, worry, worsening, wrath


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