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also pla·guey  (plā′gē)
Vexatious; bothersome.

pla′guy, pla′gui·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plaguey - likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguey fevers"
epidemic - (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza"
2.plaguey - causing irritation or annoyanceplaguey - 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"
Adv.1.plaguey - in a disagreeable manner; "it's so plaguey cold!"


also plaguey
Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:


[ˈpleɪgɪ] ADJlatoso, engorroso
References in classic literature ?
--but the only way's to stash it; so here goes to hammock again; and in the morning, I'll see how this plaguey juggling thinks over by day-light.
And at black midnight, from the lonely cross-roads where he turned from town into his own place, came his plaguey cachinnations to rouse me from my sleep and make me writhe and clench my nails into my palms.
There was plaguey hard words passed, but whether they struck or not I haven’t heard.
You couldn't see the road, and I doubt if one of them plaguey things would stir in this storm."
While Orlando ruefully takes in the limitations of being wrapped this way ("these skirts are plaguey things to have about one's heels," she thinks), she also finds that "the stuff (flowered paduasoy) is the loveliest in the world" and shows her "own such advantage" (114).