Friday, December 11, 2009

The word of the day is:

an⋅noyed

[uh-noi] Show IPA
–verb (used with object)
1. to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates.
2. to molest; harm.
–verb (used without object)
3. to be bothersome or troublesome.
–noun
4. Archaic. an annoyance.

Origin:
1250–1300; (v.) ME an(n)oien, enoien < class="ital-inline">anoier, anuier to molest, harm, tire < class="ital-inline">inodiāre to cause aversion, from L phrase mihi in odiō est … I dislike …; cf. in- 2 , odium, ennui, noisome; (n.) ME a(n)noi, ennoi < class="ital-inline">a(n)nui, etc., deriv. of the v.

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