Definitions

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of plaguy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a disagreeable manner
  • adjective causing irritation or annoyance
  • adjective likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In a gude day I gets thru four pairs, but they'm gettin 'plaguey' ard for my old fengers.

    The Foundations

  • In a gude day I gets thru four pairs, but they'm gettin 'plaguey' ard for my old fengers.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • In a gude day I gets thru four pairs, but they'm gettin 'plaguey' ard for my old fengers.

    Complete Plays of John Galsworthy

  • Without turning his back toward them he retrieved his coat from the gate-post, remembering in time that those "plaguey" suspenders had played him false that day and Alf Reesling had volunteered to "tie a knot in 'em," somewhere in the back.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

  • Endless days in the saddle had worsened the plaguey effects of the old wound.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Endless days in the saddle had worsened the plaguey effects of the old wound.

    Earl of Durkness

  • And at black midnight, from the lonely cross-roads where he turned from town into his own place, came his plaguey cachinnations to rouse me from my sleep and make me writhe and clench my nails into my palms.

    MOON-FACE

  • Endless days in the saddle had worsened the plaguey effects of the old wound.

    Earl of Durkness

  • It was a curious thing, but he found that he was actually concerned about the safety of the plaguey nuisances.

    Shameless

  • Nameless is infuriated that Claverhouse, whose very name is hateful and ridiculous, is always happy, optimistic, cheerful, always laughing his annoying, Gargantuan, laugh ( "his plaguey cachinnations").

    “. . .all his race rose up before him in a mighty phantasmagoria. . .”

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