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He had no doubt but that Ruth's annoyer had dogged his steps and had captured him.

How many acid shots can a skunk throw at an annoyer or an enemy before he is through?

Silence greeted this sally, also, and they trudged on through the forest without any further effort to see the annoyer.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French anuier, Old French enoiier, anuier "to weary, vex, anger; be troublesome or irksome to," from Late Latin inodiare "make loathsome," from Latin (esse) in odio "(it is to me) hateful," ablative of odium "hatred" (see odium). Earliest form of the word in English was as a noun, c.1200, "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste." Related: Annoyed; annoying; annoyingly. Middle English also had annoyful and annoyous (both late 14c.).

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