One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that causes irritation or annoyance.‘the alarm clock rang annoyingly in her ear’as submodifier ‘I was being annoyingly facetious earlier’sentence adverb ‘even more annoyingly, I couldn't find my phone’
- ‘He elongates the ends of all his sentences, so the words trail off annoyingly over the music.’
- ‘I remember a blimp advertising a local Internet service provider orbiting annoyingly outside my window.’
- ‘The whole thing bogs down to an annoyingly slow pace and then just confuses us with a weird ghost story.’
- ‘Her annoyingly precocious daughter becomes the main conduit to the supernatural by way of the imaginary-friend device.’
- ‘You'll have to untangle a lot of overly complicated chord changes and annoyingly high-pitched vocal turns to find anything else worth savoring.’
- ‘Being cheery doesn't have to equal being annoyingly chipper.’
- ‘The radio-controlled toy helicopter buzzes annoyingly, like a huge mosquito, around a figure attempting to sleep.’
- ‘She couldn't make out the lyrics, and the bass seemed annoyingly out of rhythm.’
- ‘Annoyingly, he was still wearing that smirk, his pale eyes narrowed into near slits.’
- ‘Annoyingly, a little voice popped up in my head and muttered, "At least he's here to tutor you."’
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