plaguey


plaguey
adjective
1. likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
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"a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift

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plaguey fevers

Syn: ↑pestilent, ↑pestilential, ↑pestiferous
Similar to: ↑epidemic
Derivationally related forms: ↑plague, ↑pestilence (for: ↑pestilential), ↑pestilence (for: ↑pestilent)
2. causing irritation or annoyance
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tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork

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aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport

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found it galling to have to ask permission

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an irritating delay

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nettlesome paperwork

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a pesky mosquito

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swarms of pestering gnats

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a plaguey newfangled safety catch

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a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him

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a vexatious child

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it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong

Syn:
Similar to: ↑disagreeable
Derivationally related forms: ↑plague, ↑plague (for: ↑plaguy)
adverb
in a disagreeable manner
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it's so plaguey cold!

Syn: ↑plaguy, ↑plaguily
Derived from adjective: ↑plaguy (for: ↑plaguily)

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I. adjective or plaguy \\ˈplāgē, -gi chiefly dial ˈpleg-\
Etymology: plague (I) + -y
chiefly dialect
1. : of, relating to, or afflicted with a plague

the plaguey fever came aboard — Ballad Book

2. : causing irritation or annoyance : troublesome

a plaguey newfangled safety rail — Architect & Building News

no … plaguey choice to be made — C.E.Montague

— often used as an intensive

no wonder the plaguey fools can't talk English — J.C.Lincoln

II. adverb or plaguy \\“\
: to a troublesome extent : excessively

it's so plaguey cold — Max Peacock

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plaguy (archaic) or plaguey /plāˈgi/ adjective
1. Of, or of the nature of, plague
2. Vexatious
3. Troublesome
4. Confounded
adverb (Shakespeare)
Confoundedly
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Main Entry:plague

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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