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Definition 1: the act of troubling or annoying someone - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for annoyance in the sense of this definition

(annoyance is a kind of ...) the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

"he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"

(... is a kind of annoyance ) actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)

(... is a kind of annoyance ) something that irritates or demands immediate action

"doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull"

Definition 2: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where annoyance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
  • a bit of a bother
  • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

Synonyms for annoyance in the sense of this definition

(annoyance is a kind of ...) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

(... is a kind of annoyance ) (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive

(... is a kind of annoyance ) something that causes irritation and annoyance

"he's a thorn in my flesh"

(... is a kind of annoyance ) an annoyance

"those children are a damn plague"

Definition 3: anger produced by some annoying irritation - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for annoyance in the sense of this definition

(annoyance is a kind of ...) a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

(... is a kind of annoyance ) a sudden outburst of anger

"his temper sparked like damp firewood"

(... is a kind of annoyance ) a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized

"her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"

(... is a kind of annoyance ) an exasperated feeling of annoyance

(... is a kind of annoyance ) a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented

"so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"

(... is a kind of annoyance ) the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something

Definition 4: an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for annoyance in the sense of this definition

(annoyance is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Definition 5: the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for annoyance in the sense of this definition

(annoyance is a kind of ...) (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

"a manic state"

(... is a kind of annoyance ) an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing

"having to stand in line so long was a real bummer"

(... is a kind of annoyance ) a state of irritation or annoyance

(... is a kind of annoyance ) a minor annoyance

(... is a kind of annoyance ) a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay

(... is a kind of annoyance ) a state of agitated irritation

"he was in a snit"

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