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annoy

verb [T]  /əˈnɔɪ/ us  
to make someone slightly angry or upset: I know you’re doing this only to annoy me.
annoyance
noun [C/U]  /əˈnɔɪ·əns/ us  
[U] As soon as he saw me, a look of annoyance crossed his face.
annoyed
adjective  /əˈnɔɪd/ us  
He gave me an annoyed look and left without speaking.
annoying
adjective  /əˈnɔɪ·ɪŋ/ us  
It’s annoying to have to explain this a second time.
annoyingly
adverb  /əˈnɔɪ·ɪŋ·li/ us  
Ads annoyingly interrupted the TV movie.
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