pesky


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pes·ky

 (pĕs′kē)
adj. pes·ki·er, pes·ki·est Informal
Troublesome; annoying: a pesky mosquito.

[Probably alteration of pest.]

pes′ki·ly adv.
pes′ki·ness n.

pesky

(ˈpɛskɪ)
adj, peskier or peskiest
informal chiefly US and Canadian troublesome: pesky flies.
[C19: probably changed from pesty; see pest]
ˈpeskily adv
ˈpeskiness n

pes•ky

(ˈpɛs ki)

adj. -ki•er, -ki•est.
annoying: a pesky fly.
[1765–75; alter. of pesty (pest + -y1)]
pesk′i•ly, adv.
pesk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pesky - causing irritation or annoyancepesky - 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"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"

pesky

adjective
Informal. Hard to treat, manage, or cope with:
Slang: mean.
Translations

pesky

[ˈpeskɪ] ADJ (peskier (compar) (peskiest (superl))) (US) → molesto

pesky

[ˈpɛski] adj (= irritating) → casse-pieds inv

pesky

adj (+er) (esp US inf) → nervtötend (inf)

pesky

[ˈpɛskɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Am) (fam) → fastidioso/a, noioso/a
References in classic literature ?
It was most pesky tedious hard work and slow, and didn't give my hands no show to get well of the sores, and we didn't seem to make no headway, hardly; so Tom says:
Bein' as how there's `Fresh Paint' signs hung all over the breedge, so 't a blind asylum couldn't miss 'em, I can't hardly account for your gettin' int' the pesky stuff.
This is very difficult, what I'm doing now--and the pesky door is so thick
Takes more'n a handful of them pesky critters to do for yours truly, Bill, my son.
There is, before all and after all, this pesky little matter of Jewish values.
Although she was pretty much mute when not singing, she sparked up the fag on stage during Blue Jeans, stopping to puff on it once she'd got that pesky singing out of the way.
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are pleased to announce the start of a $250,000 Phase I program which includes a 1200 m NQ drilling program (the "Drilling Program") on the Pesky Hill prospect, located 25 km southeast of Port Hope Simpson, Labrador, in the Port Hope Simpson REE District, as announced on September 5, 2012.
BOSTON - Johnny Pesky is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame, though he got some support for that honor through the years.
At 92 years of age, I can't say that Johnny Pesky was ever old.
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