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English definition of “annoying”

annoying

adjective     /əˈnɔɪ.ɪŋ/
B1 making you feel annoyed: It's really annoying when a train is late and there's no explanation. He's got a really annoying laugh.Annoying annoyingly     /-li/ adverb Rather annoyingly, I'd just bought the hardback when the paperback edition came out.Annoying
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