A feeling of being extremely irritated or exasperated is annoyance. Your neighbor's annoyance is completely justified if you've been letting your dog bark for hours in the back yard.

You can describe the general state of being annoyed as annoyance, and it's also a good word for the thing (or person) that's annoying you. While your neighbor may refer to your dog as "that annoyance next door," from your perspective it's your neighbor who's the annoyance, constantly scolding you about your barking dog. The Latin root of annoyance is (esse) in odio, "(it is to me) hateful."

Definitions of annoyance
  1. noun
    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    synonyms: botheration, irritation, vexation
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    an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing
    huff, miff, seeing red
    a state of irritation or annoyance
    a minor annoyance
    impatience, restlessness
    a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
    a state of agitated irritation or annoyance
    type of:
    mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state
    (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
  2. noun
    anger produced by some annoying irritation
    synonyms: chafe, vexation
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    irritation, pique, temper
    a sudden outburst of anger
    a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized
    aggravation, exasperation
    an exasperated feeling of annoyance
    harassment, torment
    a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
    the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
    type of:
    anger, bile, choler, ire
    a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
  3. noun
    the act of troubling or annoying someone
    synonyms: annoying, irritation, vexation
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    actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
    red flag
    something that irritates or demands immediate action
    violent and bitter exasperation
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    the practice of treating (someone or something) badly
  4. noun
    something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    synonyms: bother, botheration, infliction, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck
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    (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
    irritant, thorn
    something that causes irritation and annoyance
    an annoyance
    abatable nuisance
    a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless)
    attractive nuisance
    anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm
    mixed nuisance
    a nuisance that is both a public nuisance and a private nuisance at the same time
    private nuisance
    a nuisance that interferes with your interest in and private use and enjoyment of your land
    common nuisance, public nuisance
    a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public
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    negative stimulus
    a stimulus with undesirable consequences
  5. noun
    an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating
    synonyms: aggravator
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    disagreeable person, unpleasant person
    a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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