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Definition 1: any of various large flies that annoy livestock - [noun denoting animal]

(gadfly is a kind of ...) two-winged insects characterized by active flight

(... is a kind of gadfly ) stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals

(... is a kind of gadfly ) hairy bee-like fly whose larvae produce lumpy abscesses (warbles) under the skin of cattle

(... is a kind of gadfly ) large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals

Definition 2: a persistently annoying person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gadfly in the sense of this definition

(gadfly is a kind of ...) someone who torments

(... is a kind of gadfly ) (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest

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