from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Vexatious; bothersome.
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- adj. Causing annoyance or bother, irritating
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Vexatious; troublesome; tormenting. [Colloq.] Also used adverbially.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Plaguestricken; infected with the plague; marked by the plague or other foul disease.
- Troublesome; vexatious; annoying.
- Vexatiously; deucedly: as, plaguy hard; a plaguy long time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a disagreeable manner
- adj. causing irritation or annoyance
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I have found some others nearly equal to her, but they are like white-Black Birds, plaguy rare. —
I am not deprest, I am not ill, but this plaguy suspence worries me sadly sometimes.
This plaguy Serpent cannot be slain, for the soothsayers aver it beareth a charmed life, but it were a mighty achievement, if for only one year, the realm could be relieved of its oppression.
On the other hand, there might be a word or two to say about the rigging; if this was not all it should have been, the fault lay entirely with the plaguy considerations of our budget.
Moreover, how am I to know that this plaguy fellow is actually related to me? —
And sometimes they be so plaguy sulky, they tempt me to give 'em a knock a little matter too hard, and then they'll fall you into a fit, like, and go off in a twinkle. '
A pedant angler, I call him, a plaguy angler, so let him huff away, and turn we to thee and to thy sweet charm in fishing for men.
She gave me a saucy answer, as I was disposed to think it, because I had just then a twinge, that I could scarce bear; for pain is a plaguy thing to a man of my lively spirits.
England, and follow your example, I think — turn hermit, or some plaguy thing or other, and see what a constant course of penitence and mortification will do for me.
Joseph is plaguy squeamish again; but I know he only intends by his qualms to swell his merits with me.