Meaning of “annoying” in the English Dictionary

"annoying" in British English

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uk /əˈnɔɪ.ɪŋ/ us /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.

More examples

  • It's annoying that we can't travel until Thursday, but at least the fare's cheaper then.
  • There's an annoying hum on this computer.
  • It's annoying when people keep pronouncing your name wrong.
  • My car alarm keeps going off for no reason - it's really annoying.
  • He has an annoying habit of arriving just when we are having our meal.
adverb uk /əˈnɔɪ.ɪŋ.li/ us /əˈnɔɪ.ɪŋ.li/

Rather annoyingly, I'd just bought the hardback when the paperback edition came out.

(Definition of “annoying” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)