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Definition of "annoy" []

  • To cause slight irritation to (another) by troublesome, often repeated acts. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To harass or disturb by repeated attacks. (verb-transitive)
  • To irritate or displease (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To harass with repeated attacks (verb)

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Use "annoy" in a sentence
  • "Note that "annoy" is part of the intent element of the statute -- it requires the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass."
  • "The French word _ennui_, which now only means weariness of mind, signified formerly injury, and the vexation or hatred caused thereby; something like the English word "annoy," as in Shakespeare's Richard III., v. 3:"
  • "Whether Mr. Colen's plan was to annoy is not clear, and this aspect of not knowing is an issue."