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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing irritation or annoyance;
- Example: "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"
- Example: "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"
- Example: "found it galling to have to ask permission"
- Example: "an irritating delay"
- Example: "nettlesome paperwork"
- Example: "a pesky mosquito"
- Example: "swarms of pestering gnats"
- Example: "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"
- Example: "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"
- Example: "a vexatious child"
- Example: "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
[syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pesky \Pes"ky\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive. [Colloq. & Low, U.S.] --Judd. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pesky adj 1: 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" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "pesky": aggravating, annoying, awful, awfully, bothering, bothersome, damned, disturbing, dreadful, dreadfully, exasperating, extremely, galling, harassing, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, mean, monstrous, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing, terribly, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, troublous, ugly, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, wicked, worrisome, worrying