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Synonyms for annoy
əˈnɔɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

    Synonyms:
    nark, dumbfound, get at, reproof, chide, bait, mystify, urticate, rile, fret, dun, cod, razz, crucify, stick, bedevil, reprimand, reach, amaze, lambaste, devil, get to, rub, tantalise, frustrate, chew out, beat, lambast, trounce, tease, taunt, roil, access, berate, chew up, disoblige, torment, stupefy, lecture, trouble oneself, agitate, put out, rag, discommode, inconvenience oneself, ride, bewilder, dress down, irritate, tantalize, stir up, rally, make, remonstrate, flummox, incommode, get, baffle, jaw, rebuke, worry, pose, vex, inconvenience, perplex, raise up, bother, gravel, disturb, take to task, fray, gall, puzzle, trouble, bawl out, scratch, nettle, progress to, call on the carpet, commove, twit, excoriate, have words, chafe, scold, call down, shake up, nonplus

Wiktionary

  1. annoy(verb)

    Synonyms:
    annoyance, nag, irk, irritate, hassle, bother, pester, bug

    Antonyms:
    please

  2. annoy(verb)

    A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.

    Marc loved his sister, but when she annoyed him he wanted to switch her off.

    Synonyms:
    nag, bother, hassle, irritate, bug, pester, irk, annoyance

    Antonyms:
    please

  3. annoy(verb)

    That which causes such a feeling.

    Connie liked to annoy her brother by using him as a leg rest.

    Synonyms:
    irritate, irk, nag, bother, hassle, pester, bug, annoyance

    Antonyms:
    please

  4. annoy(verb)

    To molest; to harm; to injure.

    Synonyms:
    irk, pester, bother, nag, bug, irritate, hassle

    Antonyms:
    please

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. annoy

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    Synonyms:
    affront, aggravate, displease, exasperate, insult, irritate, offend, provoke, tease, vex, wound

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. annoy

    Synonyms:
    tease, vex, irritate, disturb, affront, molest, pain, disquiet, incommode, tantalize, bother, weary, inconvenience, plague, discommode, harass, chafe, trouble

    Antonyms:
    soothe, conciliate, appease, regard, quiet, accommodate, study, tend, foster, cherish, smooth, gratify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. annoy(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    molest, trouble, vex, tease, plague, worry, harry, irritate, badger, harass, fret, gall, chafe, hector, bore, incommode, offend, disturb, disquiet, pester, bother, infest, embarrass, pain, wound

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. annoy(v)

    Synonyms:
    molest, trouble, plague, hector, bother, vex, pester, aggravate, chafe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    bother, irritate, disturb, upset, bore

How to pronounce annoy?

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How to use annoy in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures.

  2. Amy Vanderbilt:

    Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy.

  3. Rita Rudner:

    I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

  4. Herm Albright:

    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

  5. Robert Southey:

    I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.


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