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annoy

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Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman anuier, from Old French enuier (French: ennuyer), from Late Latin inodiare.

Verb

Infinitive
to annoy

Third person singular
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to annoy (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) 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.
  2. (intransitive) To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.
    Connie liked to annoy her brother by using him as a leg rest.
  3. (transitive) To molest; to harm; to injure.

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Noun

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annoy

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  1. A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.
  2. That which causes such a feeling.

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References

  • "annoy" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

annoy” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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