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ˈpɛs kipesky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexingadjective

    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"


  1. peskyadjective

    Annoying, troublesome, irritating.

    Etymology: Possibly from pesty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peskyadjective

    pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive

    Etymology: [Etymol. uncertain.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pesky

    pes′ki, adj. annoying.—adv. Pes′kily.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pesky in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pesky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pesky in a Sentence

  1. Holly Gordon:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Robyn Roche-Paull:

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

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