Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANNOYS

I shall not try to anger him, but if he annoys me, I will take my own part, that is certain.

He has a cigar in his mouth, which makes him half sick and annoys his company.

It annoys me very much to think Godfrey is heir to my title.

Margaret, dear, I should like to tell you one thing that annoys me very much.

What annoys, what terrifies, what allures, what fills my heart with a sweet thrill?

It annoys me, too; but we can't have everything; set your mind at rest.

It hurts and annoys her, and she soon forgets her strange fancies.

There is a want of firmness in dealing with Foreign Powers which annoys me greatly.

“Well, your surveillance upon me annoys me,” I declared abruptly.

And I must confess that it annoys me to leave London at present.

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.).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.