extremely annoying or displeasing
his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating|I've had an exasperating day|her infuriating indifference|the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
causing irritation or annoyance
tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork|aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport|found it galling to have to ask permission|an irritating delay|nettlesome paperwork|a pesky mosquito|swarms of pestering gnats|a plaguey newfangled safety catch|a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him|a vexatious child|it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong