Crossword clues for annoyance
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Annoyance \An*noy"ance\, n. [OF. anoiance, anuiance.]
The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy.
A deep clay, giving much annoyance to passengers.
For the further annoyance and terror of any besieged place, they would throw into it dead bodies.
That which annoys.
A grain, a dust, a gnat, a wandering hair, Any annoyance in that precious sense.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "act of annoying," from Old French enoiance "ill-humor, irritation," from anuiant, present participle of anuier "to be troublesome, annoy, harass" (see annoy). Meaning "state of being annoyed" is from c.1500. Earlier, annoying was used in the sense of "act of offending" (c.1300), and a noun annoy (c.1200) in a sense "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste."
n. 1 (context countable English) That which annoys. 2 (context countable English) An act or instance of annoying. 3 (context uncountable English) The psychological state of being annoyed or irritated.
an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating [syn: aggravator]
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: bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass]
Usage examples of "annoyance".
This time Colbert seemed to walk in concert with the bishop of Vannes, and had he received for every annoyance which he inflicted on the king a word of direction from Aramis, he could not have done better.
All I would do was annoy Sir Umbrage, who was already in an apprehensive enough mood, and the other knights and squires in the company who seemed to regard my presence as something of an aberration at best, an annoyance at worst.
Radiating annoyance, Gerard was cleaning his spectacles with his handkerchief in a way that could only be described as aggressive.
Nicholas sighed in annoyance and looked at the Capidaran man standing in the stairwell, who smiled apologetically and made a helpless gesture.
Tremaine thought, watching his whole body stiffen with annoyance, more mad at herself than him.
Her palms had sweated onto the cloth cover of the book and she set it aside, wiping her hands off on her pants, swearing in annoyance as she realized she was trembling.
Tremaine let her breath out in annoyance, exchanged a jaundiced look with Gerard, and followed.
Ensign Gage burst into the room, her expression warring between annoyance and chagrin.
A sultry voice, tinged with annoyance, made all heads swivel to the open door way.
Quickly and with the strength of my annoyance did I use the haft portion of the spear to rap sharply at the shin of first Ceralt and then Mehrayn, ending their exchange and sending them back from each other with yelps of pain.
Her thoughts had already resubmerged her in private considerations, therefore did she see naught of the annoyance which surely flared within me.
Aysayn as I did no more than bring the insulted annoyance of my gaze back to a Galiose who saw naught of it.
Briefly did he look upon me with annoyance, and then he turned to Aysayn.
Though Chaldrin followed me, he, too, at times sought to command me to the path he considered best, an annoyance I found difficult to bear just then.
Also I felt an undeniable attraction to this male that caused me only annoyance and bewilderment.