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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects
gadflygad‧fly /ˈɡædflaɪ/ noun (plural gadflies) [countable]  1 CRITICIZEsomeone who annoys other people by criticizing them2 TAHBIa fly that bites cattle and horses
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gadflyA gadfly, a maverick, a treasured pain in the posterior.These people are inconsequential, but they are gadflies.Hirschfield, a wealthy political gadfly, spoke at the conference.Which had not included Rory, the gadfly son.
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