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Synonyms for pesky
ˈpɛs ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    irritating, exasperating, corruptive, pestilential, petulant, bothersome, mocking, galling, pestilent, cranky, perversive, scratchy, pestiferous, pettish, nettlesome, dirty, vexing, painful, irritable, plaguey, quizzical, peevish, irritative, plaguy, maddening, infuriating, annoying, tetchy, testy, fractious, techy, vexatious, pestering, peckish, teasing

    Antonyms:
    agreeable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pesky(a)

    Synonyms:
    vexatious, troublesome

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pesky":

    boring

How to pronounce pesky?

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How to say pesky in sign language?

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How to use pesky in a sentence?

  1. Robyn Roche-Paull:

    That pesky line about 'readiness' needs can pretty much trump anything Mom might need.

  2. Josie Williams:

    She just challenged me to be a pesky defender, to get my defense going so I could get my offense going, haven’t really had a conversation with her about the 3-point record. It hasn’t really been at the top of my list. I just want to win.

  3. Deborah James:

    Independent cost estimators, particularly when you go to multiple sources .... they do have this pesky thing called data and facts on their side more often than not, we'll just have to see where the GAO comes out.

  4. Holly Gordon:

    Those pesky one-time, quarterly and annual fees just kept popping up, sending my budget into panic mode.

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