Search Result for "pestered":
1. troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances;
- Example: "harassed working mothers"
- Example: "a harried expression"
- Example: "her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions"
- Example: "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"
[syn: annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered, vexed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pester \Pes"ter\ (p[e^]s"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pestered; p. pr. & vb. n. Pestering.] [Abbrev. fr. impester, fr. OF. empaistrier, empestrer, to entangle the feet or legs, to embarrass, F. emp[^e]trer; pref. em-, en- (L. in in) + LL. pastorium, pastoria, a fetter by which horses are prevented from wandering in the pastures, fr. L. pastorius belonging to a herdsman or shepherd, pastor a herdsman. See In, and Pasture, Pastor.] 1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations. [1913 Webster] We are pestered with mice and rats. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster] All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with fishes. --Holland. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
pestered \pestered\ adj. Troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances; as, the exasperation of a pestered animal. Syn: annoyed, harassed, harried. [WordNet 1.5]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "pestered": badgered, baited, bedeviled, beset, bugged, bullyragged, chivied, deviled, dogged, harassed, harried, heckled, hectored, hounded, needled, nipped at, persecuted, picked on, plagued, ragged, teased, tormented, worried