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.
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]