causing irritation or annoyance (Freq. 1)

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

Similar to: ↑disagreeable
Derivationally related forms: ↑plague (for: ↑plaguey), ↑plague (for: ↑plaguy)

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