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Annoy vs. Irritate

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  • Annoy (verb)

    To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.

    "Marc loved his sister, but when she annoyed him he wanted to switch her off."

  • Annoy (verb)

    To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.

  • Annoy (verb)

    To molest; to harm; to injure.

    "to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade"

  • Annoy (noun)

    A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.

  • Annoy (noun)

    That which causes such a feeling.

  • Irritate (verb)

    To provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure.

  • Irritate (verb)

    To introduce irritability or irritation in.

  • Irritate (verb)

    To cause or induce displeasure or irritation.

  • Irritate (verb)

    To induce pain in (all or part of a body or organism).

  • Irritate (verb)

    To render null and void.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Annoy

    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.

  • Annoy

    To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade.

  • Annoy (noun)

    A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy.

  • Irritate

    To render null and void.

  • Irritate

    To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.

  • Irritate

    To excite anger or displeasure in; to provoke; to tease; to exasperate; to annoy; to vex; as, the insolence of a tyrant irritates his subjects.

  • Irritate

    To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.

  • Irritate

    To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.

  • Irritate (adjective)

    Excited; heightened.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Annoy (verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"

    "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

  • Irritate (verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"

    "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

  • Irritate (verb)

    excite to an abnormal condition, of chafe or inflame;

    "Aspirin irritates my stomach"

  • Irritate (verb)

    excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus;

    "irritate the glands of a leaf"

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