Learn English – Is “annoyedly” a word?


I want to say: "Michael annoyedly turned to face his brother."

I haven't found any solid evidence that the word "annoyedly" is an actual word, but I like the way it sounds for some reason. How wrong is it if I choose to use this word in writing I'd ideally like to have others read?

Best Answer

It largely depends upon what you mean by "actual word".

Annoyedly plots on an NGRAM which means it's been used in books.

It does not come up in a search of most dictionaries. It's not in my copy of the OED. The Free Dictionary redirects to annoy. Vocabulary.com provides several examples of usage.

So, yes it's a word. But, I don't know that it is a word that you would say has an accepted following.