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Definition of pesky:

  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"
  2. Pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive.

Synonyms:

pestilential, peckish, aggravating, quizzical, rankling, peevish, nettling, riling, vexatious, disagreeable, pesty, rebarbative, dirty, chafing, unbearable, mean, troublesome, painful, scratchy, galling, perversive, nettlesome, infuriating, teasing, techy, disturbing, pestilent, pestiferous, mocking, irritative, fractious, plaguey, bothersome, provoking, corruptive, vexing, irritable, cranky, carking, pestering, irksome, plaguy, wicked, easy, pettish, petulant, pathetic, maddening, frustrating, exasperating, abrasive, tetchy, testy, peeving, obscene, annoying, irritating.

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