DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

2 definitions found

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pes·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pestered p. pr. & vb. n. Pestering.]
 1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations.
    We are pestered with mice and rats.   --Dr. H. More.
    A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world.   --Dryden.
 2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest. [Obs.]
    All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with fishes.   --Holland.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pestering
      adj : 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" [syn: annoying, bothersome,
             galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestiferous,
             plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]