Examples of pesky in a Sentence
I've been trying to get rid of this pesky cold for weeks.
the pesky problem of what to do with all the leftovers
Recent Examples of pesky from the Web
That, of course, is exactly the point of Westworld: to be a place where people can unshackle themselves from reality and its pesky social mores.
Triple-threat entrepreneur Elon Musk (cars, rockets, solar panels) grew testy with analysts who asked pesky questions on behalf of their clients, Tesla’s shareholders.
To make matters worse, there’s another pesky issue: the stiff markup that the retail customer pays.
Villanova had rolled to a pair of dominant victories in the tourney and held off a pesky Providence team that played its third straight overtime game and had to rally from a 17-point second-half deficit to send the game into overtime.
Richmond, using a pesky matchup zone, forced 17 turnovers and limited the Wildcats to nine assists.
The Saints needed to all of them to put away the pesky Panthers, who admirably refused to die despite trailing for the entire game.
Since then, the Padres had proven surprisingly pesky.
Items ranged from car fenders to planters to signs, but tangled plastic bags were the peskiest culprits.
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abrasive, aggravating, annoying, bothersome, chafing, disturbing, exasperating, frustrating, galling, irksome, irritating, maddening, nettlesome, nettling, peeving, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, pesty, rankling, riling, vexatious, vexing;
PESKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pesky for English Language Learners
: making someone annoyed or irritated
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