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 for annoying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Annoy \An*noy"\ ([a^]n*noi"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annoyed
     ([a^]n*noid"); p. pr. & vb. n. Annoying.] [OE. anoien,
     anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui,
     enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See Annoy, n.]
     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.
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           Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy
           Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy? --Prior.
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     2. To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by
        impeding its march, or by a cannonade.
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     Syn: To molest; vex; trouble; pester; embarrass; perplex;
          tease.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Annoying \An*noy"ing\, a.
     That annoys; molesting; vexatious. -- An*noy"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  annoying
      adj 1: 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"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "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" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling,
             irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering,
             pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing,
             vexatious, vexing]
      n 1: the act of troubling or annoying someone [syn: annoyance,
           annoying, irritation, vexation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "annoying":
     aggravating, aggravative, backbreaking, besetting, bothering,
     bothersome, burdensome, chafing, contentious, crushing,
     disquieting, distressful, distressing, disturbing, exasperating,
     exasperative, fretting, galling, grueling, harassing, heavy, hefty,
     importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, onerous,
     oppressive, painful, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent,
     pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provocative,
     provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling,
     trying, upsetting, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, worrisome,
     worrying
  
  

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