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

pla′guy, pla′gui·ly adv.


(ˈpleɪɡɪ) or


disagreeable or vexing
disagreeably or annoyingly
ˈplaguily adv


or pla•guey

(ˈpleɪ gi)

such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious: a plaguy pile of debts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plaguy - causing irritation or annoyanceplaguy - 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.plaguy - in a disagreeable manner; "it's so plaguey cold!"


also plaguey
Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
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"Well," he remarked, "the chief does seem plaguy interested, all of a sudden.
The trader cowered at this, and in a somewhat lower tone said that "it was plaguy hard on a fellow, that had made a fair bargain, to be gulled that way."
Sometimes Matilda and John would determine 'to get all the plaguy business over before breakfast,' and send the maid to call me up at half-past five, without any scruple or apology; sometimes, I was told to be ready precisely at six, and, having dressed in a hurry, came down to an empty room, and after waiting a long time in suspense, discovered that they had changed their minds, and were still in bed; or, perhaps, if it were a fine summer morning, Brown would come to tell me that the young ladies and gentlemen had taken a holiday, and were gone out; and then I was kept waiting for breakfast till I was almost ready to faint: they having fortified themselves with something before they went.
A burst of passion is a fine rousing thing upon occasion, Helen, and a flood of tears is marvellously affecting, but, when indulged too often, they are both deuced plaguy things for spoiling one's beauty and tiring out one's friends.'
"As I understand it, sir," I said, "somebody is bound to put this plaguy Diamond into Miss Rachel's hands on her birthday-- and you may as well do it as another.
Though there certainly were,' he added, without waiting for an answer, 'some plaguy ill-looking characters among them.'
just as you please; i'm sorry i cant spare ye a tablecloth for a mattress, and it's a plaguy rough board here --feeling of the knots and notches.
I be so plaguy bad wi' th' rheumatiz in my back." Benjy paused, in hopes of drawing the farmer at once on the subject of his ailments without further direct application.