Annoy

Definition of Annoy

An`noy´   Pronunciation: ăn`noi´
v. t.1.To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks.
[imp. & p. p. Annoyed (ăn*noid"); p. pr. & vb. n. Annoying.]
Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy
Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy?
- Prior.
2.To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade.
n.1.A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy.
Worse than Tantalus' is her annoy.
- Shak.

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