Annoying vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

annoying | obnoxious |


As adjectives the difference between annoying and obnoxious

is that annoying is causing irritation or annoyance; troublesome; vexatious while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

As a verb annoying

is .

annoying

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Causing irritation or annoyance; troublesome; vexatious.
  • Vandals are really annoying .

    Verb

    (head)
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    obnoxious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * obnoctious (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
  • He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  • (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
  • * 1661 , , page 26,
  • To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.