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Synonyms for annoy
əˈnɔɪan·noy

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Wiktionary

  1. annoyverb

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

    Antonyms:
    please

  2. annoyverb

    To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.

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

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

    Antonyms:
    please

  3. annoyverb

    That which causes such a feeling.

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

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

    Antonyms:
    please

  4. annoyverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. annoyverb

    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. annoyverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "annoy":

    bother, irritate, disturb, upset, bore

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How to use annoy in a sentence?

  1. Noel Coward:

    I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

  2. Strategy Analytics consultant Roger Lanctot:

    It's not in carmakers' interest to annoy the dealer.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

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

  4. Communications Salleh Said Keruak:

    It is an offence ... to upload any comment, request, suggestion or other communication which is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Be thankful to your enemies, because they're always the first ones to find your faults that you never knew about. Also wish them a long life, so that they'll see you succeed in life....there is nothing in this world that would annoy them more.


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