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ANNOY (like the French ennui, a word ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 75 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANNOY (like the French ennui, a word traced by etymologists to a Lat. phrase, in odio esse, to be " in hatred " or hateful of someone), to vex or affect with irritation. In the sense of " nuisance," the noun " annoyance," apart from its obvious meaning, is found in the English " Jury of Annoyance " appointed by an act of 1754 to report upon obstructions in the highways.
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