Hassle vs Annoy - What's the difference?

hassle | annoy |

Hassle is a synonym of annoy.


As nouns the difference between hassle and annoy

is that hassle is trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems while annoy is a feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.

As verbs the difference between hassle and annoy

is that hassle is to trouble, to bother, to annoy while annoy is to disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hassle

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
  • I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
  • A fight or argument.
  • An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.
  • Verb

    (hassl)
  • To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
  • The unlucky boy was hassled by a gang of troublemakers on his way home.
  • To pick a fight or start an argument.
  • Anagrams

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    annoy

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.
  • * Prior
  • Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy / Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy?
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  • To do something to upset or anger someone; to be troublesome.
  • To molest; to harm; to injure.
  • to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade
  • * Evelyn
  • tapers put into lanterns or sconces of several-coloured, oiled paper, that the wind might not annoy them

    Synonyms

    * (to disturb or irritate) bother, bug, hassle, irritate, pester, nag, irk * See also

    Antonyms

    * please

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes.
  • * 1532 (first printing), Geoffrey Chaucer, The Romaunt of the Rose :
  • I merveyle me wonder faste / How ony man may lyve or laste / In such peyne and such brennyng, / [...] In such annoy contynuely.
  • * 1870 , Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sciety and Solitude :
  • if she says he was defeated, why he had better a great deal have been defeated, than give her a moment's annoy .
  • That which causes such a feeling.
  • * 1594 , William Shakespeare, King Rchard III , IV.2:
  • Sleepe in Peace, and wake in Ioy, / Good Angels guard thee from the Boares annoy [...].
  • * 1872 , Robert Browning, "Fifine at the Fair, V:
  • The home far and away, the distance where lives joy, / The cure, at once and ever, of world and world's annoy [...].

    Synonyms

    * (both senses) annoyance

    References

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