How Do You Spell GADFLY?

Correct spelling for the English word "gadfly" is [ɡ_ˈa_d_f_l_aɪ], [ɡˈadfla͡ɪ], [ɡˈadfla‍ɪ]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Plural form of GADFLY is GADFLIES

Definition of GADFLY

  1. A fly which pierces the skin of cattle in order to deposit its eggs: one who is constantly going about, a seeker after pleasure or gaiety, a gadabout. "Harriet may turn gadfly, and never be easy but when she is forming parties."-Richardson.

Anagrams of GADFLY

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Common Misspellings for GADFLY

Below is the list of 174 misspellings for the word "gadfly".

Usage Examples for GADFLY

  1. And there he remained, in Vilquin's pocket as it were; at the heart of Vilquin's family life, observing Vilquin, irritating Vilquin,- in short, the gadfly of all the Vilquins. - "Modeste Mignon" by Honore de Balzac
  2. Socrates, one would suppose, was not more insistent and unexpected in his gadfly attacks upon the Athenian sophists than is Mr. Shaw in his raids upon the Pharisees of sophisticated London. - "Personality in Literature" by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  3. The Gadfly took it without speaking. - "The Gadfly" by E. L. Voynich
  4. The gadfly had been killed, but it stung the people more sharply than ever- sleep not, sleep not this night, O men of Athens! - "Best Russian Short Stories" by Various
  5. I have been obliged to rest here at any rate, because I have been stung on my left hand both by a hornet and a gadfly, and it is badly inflamed. - "Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan" by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)