An*noy" (ăn*noi"), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Annoyed (ăn*noid"); p. pr. & vb.
n. Annoying.] [OE. anoien, anuien, OF.
anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi,
anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See
Annoy, n.] To disturb or irritate, especially
by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I
was annoyed by his remarks.
Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy
Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy?
2. To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to
annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade.
Syn. -- To molest; vex; trouble; pester; embarrass; perplex;
An*noy" (?), n. [OE. anoi,
anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in
odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See Ennui,
Odium, Noisome, Noy.] A feeling of discomfort or
vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling;
as, to work annoy.
Worse than Tantalus' is her annoy.