Words Like GADFLY

We have put together a list of words that are similar to GADFLY.

14 Alternative Words Similar to gadfly

1 Pest Noun      Synonym Words Like Pest
2 Blighter Noun      Synonym Words Like Blighter
3 Cuss Noun      Synonym Words Like Cuss
4 Pesterer Noun      Synonym Words Like Pesterer
5 Fly Noun      Synonym Words Like Fly
6 Persecutor Noun      Synonym Words Like Persecutor
7 Tormenter Noun      Synonym Words Like Tormenter
8 Tormentor Noun      Synonym Words Like Tormentor
9 Nudnick Noun      Hyponym Words Like Nudnick
10 Nudnik Noun      Hyponym Words Like Nudnik
11 Cleg Noun      Hyponym Words Like Cleg
12 Horsefly Noun      Hyponym Words Like Horsefly
13 Botfly Noun      Hyponym
14 Clegg Noun      Hyponym Words Like Clegg

10 definitions of gadfly

1 Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies.
2 a persistently annoying person
3 any of various large flies that annoy livestock
4 A persistent irritating critic; a nuisance.
5 One that acts as a provocative stimulus; a goad.
6 Any of various flies, especially of the family Tabanidae, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals.
7 The popular name of sundry flies which goad or sting domestic animals, as a breeze, breeze-fly, or horse-fly; specifically, a dipterous insect of the family Tabanidæ and suborder Brachycera, representing also a superfamily Hexachætæ.
8 A common though erroneous name of sundry flies (bot-flies) of the family Œstridæ and genus Œstrus or Hippoderma, belonging to a different series of the great order Diptera from that of gadflies proper.
9 Figuratively, one who is constantly going about; a mischievous or annoying gadabout.
10 Any dipterous insect of the family Oestridae, commonly known as botflies.
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