annoyance

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English anoyaunce (rare form of noyaunce), from Old French anuiance, anoiance, from the verb anuier (to cause problems). Compare French ennui.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /əˈnɔɪəns/

Noun[edit]

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annoyance (countable and uncountable, plural annoyances)

  1. (countable) That which annoys.
    Having to wait 45 minutes for the bus is a real annoyance, but it's the only way to get to work.
  2. (countable) An act or instance of annoying.
  3. (uncountable) The psychological state of being annoyed or irritated.
    feeling mild annoyance

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