plaguily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv plaguily in a disagreeable manner "it's so plaguey cold!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Plaguily In a plaguing manner; vexatiously; extremely. "Ronsard is so plaguily stiff and stately."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plaguily In a manner to vex, harass, or embarrass; vexatiously; hence also, humorously, greatly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Plaguily vexatiously
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. plague—L. plaga, a blow; Gr. plēgē.

Usage

In literature:

But three times three died plaguily A-wriggling on a hook O!
"Black Bartlemy's Treasure" by Jeffrey Farnol
There was something plaguily odd about this young gentleman's manner.
"The Sea-Hawk" by Raphael Sabatini
He was plaguily afraid and humbled.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
The frog exists in most parts of the world, and at one time all the varieties of the species were Plaguily abundant in Egypt.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870" by Various
Thy servant tells me that thou are plaguily grieved at the old fellow's departure.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
I wish you'd let me have a berth, captin, I hate lying in a circle, it cramps a fellow plaguily.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848" by Various
It is the curse of sons that fathers are plaguily long-lived.
"Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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