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gadfly meaning

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  • Noun: gadfly  'gad`flI
    1. A persistently annoying person
      - pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer 
    2. Any of various large flies that annoy livestock

    Derived forms: gadflies

    Type of: fly, persecutor, tormenter, tormentor

    Encyclopedia: Gadfly


  • [Finance]
    A nickname for a "professional" securityholder who owns stock in various companies, attends annual meetings and asks senior management hard and often embarrassing questions.

  • [Medicine]
    n pl -flies : any of various flies (as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock
Examples
  • Egypt is a beautiful heifer; a gadfly from the north has come on her
  • Bravery, selfishness, and endurance are the characters which can be found easily on the gadfly
  • "egypt is a beautiful heifer, but a gadfly is coming against her from the north
  • Drones, gadflies, wasps and butterflies flutter about aimlessly, brushing their wings against the walls of the hive
  • [niv ]'egypt is a beautiful heifer, but a gadfly is coming against her from the north
  • She sent a gadfly to torment io, who, in her flight, swam through the sea, named after her, ionian
  • The domination of two legal research services over the publication of federal and state court decisions is being challenged by an internet gadfly
  • There is a constituency here for an anti-establishment gadfly.
  • "I'm a natural intellectual gadfly ."
  • Gomez has been a gadfly of Guerrero governors for 20 years.
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