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gadfly
American English: /ˈɡædˌflaɪ/
British English: /ˈɡadflʌɪ/

Translation of gadfly in Spanish:

noun plural gadflies

  • 1 (Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • Later, Hera sent the notorious gadfly to continuously bite and irritate Io.
    • She was tormented by a furious little gadfly that bit her mercilessly, though she flicked her tail this way and that.
    • Zeus had once tried to seduce the lovely Io, but Hera, his jealous wife, had discovered her husband's intentions and turned poor Io into a cow, left to wander about the earth, constantly pursued and tormented by a pestilent gadfly.
  • 2 (person)
    Example sentences
    • But he admits he is curious: what has the liberal gadfly done to annoy so many conservatives like him?
    • The gadfly soon became an annoyance to both the MTA and the union, creating a newsletter which aired workers' grievances but criticised alleged union inaction.
    • I have always considered him sort of a Socratic gadfly.
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