annoyance noun

1 feeling of being annoyed

ADJ. deep, great, intense A look of deep annoyance crossed his face. | obvious She tapped the table with her pen in obvious annoyance.

QUANT. flicker A flicker of annoyance crossed his face. | surge He felt a violent surge of annoyance.

VERB + ANNOYANCE cause He had been causing annoyance to the other guests. | feel I felt some annoyance when he told me his plans. | express, show She tried not to show her annoyance. | conceal, hide

PREP. in ~ He shook his head in annoyance. | with ~ Her cheeks flushed with annoyance. | ~ at/over, ~ with her annoyance with him over his failure to cooperate

PHRASES a look of annoyance There was a look of annoyance on his face. | a source of annoyance A dog that barks constantly can be a source of annoyance to the neighbors.| (much) to sb's annoyance I dropped out of university, much to the annoyance of my parents.

2 thing that annoys

ADJ. minor, petty A leaking roof is just one of life's petty annoyances!