Have you ever come across people whom you would actually never want to meet? These people are annoying, irritating and bug you till no end. They constantly come up with silly questions, pester you with their fancy ideas, schemes and requests. You simply wish to get rid of them. You wish to get rid of them like you would get rid of those pesky flies that keep sticking to you and annoy you.
These pesky little friends are known as GADFLYS. These are the flies one hopes one never met in the first place.
The dictionary definitions for gadfly are as follows:
1. Any of various flies, as a stable fly or warble fly, that bite or annoy domestic animals. (noun)
2. A person who persistently annoys or provokes others with criticism, schemes, ideas, demands, requests, etc. (noun)
Masters Tip to remember Gadfly:
Who is the most irritating and pesky person you have met in your life?
Well, he is a GADFLY.
And do remember: the term gadfly is used for flies that bite and annoy animals. Its meaning in the human world is the extension of the same annoying behavior.
Usage Examples for Gadfly:
1. Being a gadfly is certainly a role, the role of constant poking around. And it can also have its occasional benefits.
2. He is a writer of sorts, but mostly just the most annoying kind of gadfly, and certainly not a cool person to hang out with.
A quote using the word Gadfly provides some more food for thought: “Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving.” – John Dewey