late 14c., "act of annoying," from Old French enoiance "ill-humor, irritation," from anuiant, present participle of anuier "to be troublesome, annoy, harass" (see annoy). Meaning "state of being annoyed" is from c. 1500. Earlier, annoying was used in the sense of "act of offending" (c. 1300), and a noun annoy (c. 1200) in a sense "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste."
1. To her annoyance the stranger did not go away.
2. The problems were an annoyance, but we managed to cope.
3. Inconsiderate neighbours can be more than an annoyance.
4. He could not conceal his annoyance at being interrupted.
5. Why do you always take your annoyance out on me?