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adj. pes·ki·er, pes·ki·est Informal
Troublesome; annoying: a pesky mosquito.
[Probably alteration of pest.]
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adj, peskier or peskiest
informal chiefly US and Canadian troublesome: pesky flies.
[C19: probably changed from pesty; see pest]
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adj. -ki•er, -ki•est.
annoying: a pesky fly.
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|Adj.||1.||pesky - 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"|
annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pestering, plaguy, vexatious, vexing, plaguey, teasing, pestiferous
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"
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pesky[ˈpeskɪ] ADJ (peskier (compar) (peskiest (superl))) (US) → molesto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
pesky[ˈpɛski] adj (= irritating) → casse-pieds inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj (+er) (esp US inf) → nervtötend (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
pesky[ˈpɛskɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Am) (fam) → fastidioso/a, noioso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995