plaguy


plaguy
adjective
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 (for: ↑plaguey), ↑plague
adverb
in a disagreeable manner
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it's so plaguey cold!

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

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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