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

Similar to: ↑disagreeable
Derivationally related forms: ↑plague (for: ↑plaguey), ↑plague
in a disagreeable manner

it's so plaguey cold!

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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • Plaguy — Pla guy, a. Vexatious; troublesome; tormenting; as, a plaguy horse. [Colloq.] Also used adverbially; as, He is so plaguy proud. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plaguy — or plaguey [plā′gē] adj. [Informal or Dial.] annoying; vexatious; disagreeable adv. annoyingly; disagreeably: also plaguily …   English World dictionary

  • plaguy — /play gee/, Chiefly Northern U.S. adj. 1. such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious: a plaguy pile of debts. adv. 2. vexatiously or excessively: The room is plaguy hot. Also, plaguey. [1565 75; PLAGUE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • plaguy — pla•guy or pla•guey [[t]ˈpleɪ gi[/t]] adj. dial. such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious: a plaguy pile of debts[/ex] • Etymology: 1565–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • plaguy — adjective see plaguey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plaguy — adjective Causing annoyance or bother, irritating Syn: annoying, irritating, troublesome …   Wiktionary

  • plaguy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. annoying, vexatious, disagreeable; see disturbing . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) also plaguey adjective Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations: annoying, bothersome, galling, irksome, irritating,… …   English dictionary for students

  • plaguy — adj. annoying, irritating; bothersome, harassing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plaguy — [ pleɪgi] (also plaguey) adjective informal troublesome; annoying …   English new terms dictionary

  • plaguy — a. (Colloq.) Vexatious, troublesome, tormenting, annoying, wearisome …   New dictionary of synonyms