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Causing irritation or annoyance:‘annoying habits’‘unsolicited calls are annoying’
irritating, infuriating, exasperating, maddening, trying, tiresome, troublesome, bothersome, irksome, vexing, vexatious, galling, provoking, displeasingawkward, difficult, inconvenientaggravating, pesky, cussed, confounded, infernal, pestiferous, plaguy, pestilent, punchableView synonyms
- ‘Today Liam was the most annoying person I have ever met in my life.’
- ‘Let's not mention his annoying habit of emphasising words by putting them in capitals.’
- ‘He had an annoying habit of standing at windows when he wanted to intimidate her.’
- ‘My family has this annoying habit of wanting to eat three meals a day, plus snacks and drinks.’
- ‘My stepson has an annoying habit of getting up very early for a shower.’
- ‘Our cat has developed an annoying habit of standing on people's faces during the night.’
- ‘I have this annoying habit of getting a book, reading to about the halfway point and walking away.’
- ‘I got into the very annoying habit of doodling on the back of business cards.’
- ‘Does she ever get really annoying people on the phone and want to tell them to just go ahead and kill themselves?’
- ‘She opened her mouth to say something but Adrian cut her off. It was an annoying habit he had.’
- ‘About a year ago my body got into the annoying habit of waking up around 5am.’
- ‘The rest of the evening was incident free apart from the argument with the most annoying person in the world, bless him.’
- ‘One has a very annoying habit of trying to speak at the same time as the tutor.’
- ‘Generally, I am happy with my work and enjoy my job - it just has an annoying habit of interfering with my life!’
- ‘There's about three of them, and they have this annoying habit of telling jokes most of the day.’
- ‘Not turning up at events that I've been invited to and therefore annoying people is quite enjoyable.’
- ‘Alex is possibly the most annoying person in the world with his male model cleaning obsessed ways.’
- ‘But we bet if you ask most people they'll tell you that loud, annoying people are much more of a concern.’
- ‘Seasoned watchers of him will attest to his annoying habit of fading out of games and trying to be too clever at times.’
- ‘Restarauteurs and cinema chains have an annoying habit of filling a glass half with Coke and half with ice, no doubt to make it go further.’
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