Definition of plaguey:
- 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"
pettish, galling, pestilent, bothersome, deadly, pestiferous, annoying, irritative, corruptive, mocking, irritating, plaguelike, vexing, exasperating, techy, plaguily, peckish, peevish, pesky, painful, nettlesome, maddening, quizzical, testy, plaguy, perversive, tetchy, pernicious, infuriating, cranky, vexatious, pestering, teasing, petulant, baneful, dirty, epidemic, fractious, irritable, scratchy, pestilential, disagreeable.
- "The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction", Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds..
Griffy scratched his head, and pondered some short time; till at length, he said he knew, but one at all likely; they were he said all so plaguey timerous, or timmersome I believe was the word; but he thought Davy Evans might go if well paid, if he were certain papa would remain too; but another doubt was started; Davy had talked of taking some cattle to a fair some miles off, and might be gone: however, it turned out, that he was on hand, and agreeable to go, with the understanding, that he was to have his money, even if papa was conquered by the ghost, or had to run for his ghostship.- "A Book For The Young", Sarah French.
- "The Mystery of Metropolisville", Edward Eggleston.