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Likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease.  Synonyms: pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential.  "Plaguey fevers"
Causing irritation or annoyance.  Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, teasing, vexatious, vexing.  "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"

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"Plaguey" Quotes from Famous Books

... could he help it, seemingly," she answered. "Any way he swore he was driven to speak. In fact he have had the thing in his prayers for a fortnight. 'Tis a most ondacent, plaguey prank for love to play; for surely at our time of life, we ought to be dead ...
— The Torch and Other Tales • Eden Phillpotts

... themselves exclusively to Lady Cecily and her husband. Lensley told Lady Cecily that she was to be the heroine of his next book. "I'm studying you now, dear Lady Cecily!" he said. "Jotting you down in my little book ... all your little plaguey ways and speeches!..." ...
— Changing Winds - A Novel • St. John G. Ervine

... the announcement threw Mahony into the fidgets. He had almost clean forgotten the plaguey affair: it had its roots in the dark days before his marriage. He wished now he had thought twice before letting himself be entangled in a lawsuit. Now, he had a wife dependent on him, and to lose the case, and be held responsible for costs, would cripple him. And such a verdict was not at all ...
— Australia Felix • Henry Handel Richardson

... old Sorley's in the pageant to-day; a plaguey ill- favoured hound, who walked with his father," said the landlord, "with a face sour enough to curdle ...
— Sir Ludar - A Story of the Days of the Great Queen Bess • Talbot Baines Reed

... in it." A long pause followed, as he drew a chair to the stove and seated himself. "To-be-sure, I don't know as there's any great harm in it either." There was another pause, while Dick also placed his chair near the stove—"and I git so plaguey ...
— That Printer of Udell's • Harold Bell Wright

... Coming afoul of that old man has a sort of turned me wrong side out. By the Lord, I must have been dreaming, though —How? how? how? —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 ...
— Moby-Dick • Melville

... the others in the pool. Applause was grateful to him that afternoon, and when he had dressed himself again and, avoiding the room, had gone across to Wendell to wait for the doors to open for supper, he felt better. Perhaps, he told himself, Tom really didn't know anything about that plaguey book, but even so he needn't get so cocky about it! Besides, someone must have put the book on their table and—well, the ...
— Left End Edwards • Ralph Henry Barbour

... said, "I'm averagin' up, same as I told you. Providence made me a two-legged critter, and a two-legged critter needs two boots. I've always been able to find one of these boots right off whenever I wanted it, but it's took me so plaguey long to find the other one that whatever wet there was dried up afore I got out of the house. Yesterday when I wanted to go clammin' I found the left one on the mantelpiece, no trouble at all, but it was pretty ...
— Cap'n Eri • Joseph Crosby Lincoln

... reached his own land—where he's let the light in upon some acres, I understand—near Old Ti. And he's got his work cut out for him there. No; I have the chap in mind to send up along the Otter. There's only one thing I fear. I understand that a plaguey Yorker has been seen about Manchester for a week past. Just what he's so attentive to certain people for at this time bothers ...
— With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga • W. Bert Foster

... yourself right and have everything looked after as it ought to be, in twenty-four hours. We've talked to Cynthy—that's Mrs. Mumpson—and she takes a sight of interest. She'd do well by you and straighten things out, and you might do a plaguey sight worse than give her the right to take care of your ...
— He Fell in Love with His Wife • Edward P. Roe

Words linked to "Plaguey" :   disagreeable, pestilential, plague, epidemic

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