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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 for "annoy":

    bother, irritate, disturb, upset, bore

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How to use annoy in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Herm Albright:

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

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Perhaps the only way for a husband to know the true mind graph of his wife is to make her laugh wildly or annoy her deeply enough; else she can hide many secrets from him all throughout her life.

  4. Noel Coward:

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

  5. Oscar Wilde:

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


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