plaguey
also plaguy adjective Date: 1615 causing irritation or annoyance ; troublesomeplaguey adverbplaguily adverb

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  • plaguey — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See plaguy …   English dictionary for students

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

  • plaguey — pla·guey …   English syllables

  • annoying galling chafing irritating nettlesome pesky pestiferous pestilent plaguy plaguey teasing vexatious vexing — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plaguy — I adjective 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • galling — adjective causing irritation or annoyance (Freq. 1) 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • irritating — adjective 1. causing irritation or annoyance (Freq. 1) 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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