Annoying vs. Frustrating — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Annoying and Frustrating
Causing vexation or irritation; troublesome
An annoying cough.
To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart
A persistent wind frustrated me as I tried to rake the leaves.
Causing irritation or annoyance; troublesome; vexatious.
Vandals are really annoying.
To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in
She was frustrated by his inability to remember her birthday.
Present participle of annoy
To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual
Frustrated his ambition.
Frustrated their scheme for reform.
(rare) That which annoys; an annoyance.
Discouraging; causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty.
That annoys; molesting; vexatious.
Present participle of frustrate
The act of troubling or annoying someone
An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts.
Causing irritation or annoyance;
Tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork
Aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport
Found it galling to have to ask permission
An irritating delay
A pesky mosquito
Swarms of pestering gnats
A plaguey newfangled safety catch
A teasing and persistent thought annoyed him
A vexatious child
It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
Preventing realization or attainment of a desire; causing frustration.
Discouraging. Opposite of encouraging.
Discouraging by hindering
Preventing realization or attainment of a desire