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Annoy vs. Pester

Difference Between Annoy and Pester

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Annoy

To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
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Pester

To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
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Annoy

(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
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Pester

(transitive) To bother, harass, or annoy persistently.
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Annoy

(transitive) 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.
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Pester

To crowd together thickly.
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Annoy

(intransitive) To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.
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Pester

A bother or nuisance.
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Annoy

(transitive) To molest; to harm; to injure.
To annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade
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Pester

To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations.
We are pestered with mice and rats.
A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world.
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Annoy

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

To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest.
All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with fishes.
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Annoy

That which causes such a feeling.
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Pester

Annoy persistently;
The children teased the boy because of his stammer
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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.
Say, what can more our tortured souls annoyThan to behold, admire, and lose our joy?
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Annoy

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

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.
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Annoy

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
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