Synonyms for pester

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pes-ter
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɛs tər

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Définition of pester

Origin :
  • 1520s, "to clog, entangle, encumber," probably a shortening of Middle French empestrer "place in an embarrassing situation" (Modern French empêtrer, Walloon epasturer), from Vulgar Latin *impastoriare "to hobble" (an animal), from Latin im- "in" + Medieval Latin pastoria (chorda) "(rope) to hobble an animal," from Latin pastoria, fem. of pastorius "of a herdsman," from pastor "herdsman" (see pastor (n.)). Sense of "annoy, trouble" (1560s) is from influence of pest. Related: Pestered; pestering.
  • verb bother, harass
Example sentences :
  • Williams has been complainin' to the selectmen and they're beginnin' to pester me.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • So long as they think she's got a cent comin' to her they'll pester her in every way they can, I believe.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • You must not think, because I pester you not with questions, I have no curiosity.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866 » by Various
  • I blurted out "What is he that he should pester his betters with his attentions?"
  • Extract from : « John Splendid » by Neil Munro
  • Do you want me to pester every office in the government with new inquiries?
  • Extract from : « Paul Patoff » by F. Marion Crawford
  • The modern meaning of pester is due to a wrong association with pest.
  • Extract from : « The Romance of Words (4th ed.) » by Ernest Weekley
  • Any dogs that can trace the elephant and pester him with their barring would do.
  • Extract from : « The Bush Boys » by Captain Mayne Reid
  • “Will you go away, and not pester me,” cried Jack, turning upon him fiercely.
  • Extract from : « Jack at Sea » by George Manville Fenn
  • What right had she to pester him with questions like that in his own house?
  • Extract from : « Reginald Cruden » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • The thrush did not pester the rose with his protestations of love.
  • Extract from : « The Holy Cross and Other Tales » by Eugene Field

Antonyms for pester

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