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plaguesome

[pleyg-suh m]
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adjective
  1. vexatious or troublesome.

Origin of plaguesome

First recorded in 1820–30; plague + -some1
Related formsplague·some·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for plaguesome

Historical Examples

  • "I dunno," said the plaguesome boy, looking at the address covertly.

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

  • The lawyer took good care to speak to none but his principals concerning that plaguesome deed of appointment.

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore


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