• WordNet 3.6
    • adj 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"
    • adj plaguey likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift","plaguey fevers"
    • adv plaguey in a disagreeable manner "it's so plaguey cold!"
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In literature:

Only ther's sech plaguey knowalls around they won't believe it.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
I know 'tis plaguey risky for thee if thou didst!
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
It's some plaguey Californy yarn' you're passin' the time with.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
But there is a plaguey risk of breaking down by the way; and I believe I shall stay here until the end comes like a good boy, as I am.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I understand that a plaguey Yorker has been seen about Manchester for a week past.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
I told this over and over agin to these plaguey fools, but they wouldn't believe me.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
If I could only git hold of him I'd shake the plaguey life out o' him.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Then we'd be as bad off as ever, and I, for one, am too sick of this plaguey island to be left on it any longer.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
Our line's too plaguey slow and half of them are playing away up in the air.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
I knew pretty plaguey well he was interested in me.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel

In poetry:

Quoth one, "A rarer man than you
In pulpit none shall hear;
But yet, methinks, to tell you true,
You sell it plaguey dear."
"The Yearly Distress; Or, Tithing-Time At Stock In Essex" by William Cowper
That mare of his has got a plaguey road
To travel, father, and if he should lame her,
For she is but tender-footed,--
"English Eclogues V - The Witch" by Robert Southey
You'd ought to see her dimpled chin,
With one red freckle on it,
Her brown eyes glancing underneath
Her tilted shaker bonnet.
I vow, I often did desire,
They'd set the plaguey thing a-fire!
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
High-sperited from boyhood, with a most inquirin' turn,--
He wanted to learn ever'thing on earth they was to learn:
He'd ast more plaguey questions in a mortal-minute here
Than his grandpap in Paradise could answer in a year!
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley