Which annotations are baked in to Java?

I was looking for a list of annotations in Java that have some meaningful use and are enabled by default (without having to import anything). For example, @Deprecated, @SuppressWarning, etc. I couldn't find one though. Is it out there somewhere, or could we compile one?


Annotations in java.lang (not requiring additional import) package available in standard JDK include:

  • @Deprecated

    A program element annotated @Deprecated is one that programmers are discouraged from using, typically because it is dangerous, or because a better alternative exists.

  • @Override

    Indicates that a method declaration is intended to override a method declaration in a supertype.

  • @SuppressWarnings

    Indicates that the named compiler warnings should be suppressed in the annotated element (and in all program elements contained in the annotated element).

  • @SafeVarargs (since Java 7)

    A programmer assertion that the body of the annotated method or constructor does not perform potentially unsafe operations on its varargs parameter.

Don't forget to check out java.lang.annotation and javax.annotation packages.

First Bing result: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_annotation

Its mainly these 3 annotation,


But from Java 7 below was also included.


See these links below:



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