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English noun: gadfly

1. gadfly (person) a persistently annoying person


Synonymsblighter, cuss, pest, pesterer


Broader (hypernym)persecutor, tormenter, tormentor


Narrower (hyponym)nudnick, nudnik

2. gadfly (animal) any of various large flies that annoy livestock


Broader (hypernym)fly


Narrower (hyponym)botfly, cleg, clegg, horse fly, horsefly, warble fly









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