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gadfly


gadfly

noun

Definition of GADFLY

one who is obnoxiously annoying <a loud sports commentator who was a tactless gadfly during post-game interviews with the losing team>
Related Words headache; harrier, heckler, interrupter (also interruptor); hassle, plague; harasser, molester, tormentor (also tormenter), torturer
Near Antonyms charmer, smoothy (or smoothie); comforter, solacer, soother

February 27, 2015
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