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Definitions and Synonyms of chivvy | Another word for chivvy | What is chivvy?

Definition 1: annoy continually or chronically - [verb of emotion]

Samples where chivvy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
  • This man harasses his female co-workers

Synonyms for chivvy in the sense of this definition

(chivvy is a kind of ...) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

(... is a kind of chivvy ) annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism

"He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

(... is a kind of chivvy ) treat cruelly

"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

(... is a kind of chivvy ) harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions

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