The word “gadflies” has 2 syllables: gad-flies.

It's pronounced as /ˈɡædˌflaɪz/.

What is synonym and antonym for gadflies?

In the thesaurus, “gadflies” has 5 synonyms and 2 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for gadflies along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for gadflies

  • annoyances
  • annoyers
  • motivator
  • nuisances
  • pests

Antonyms for gadflies

  • charmers
  • smoothies

Meanings of gadflies

  • noun
    1. Any dipterous insect of the family Oestridae, commonly known as botflies.
    2. A horsefly: any of various species of fly, of the family Tabanidae, noted for buzzing about animals and sucking their blood.
    3. One who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempts to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant.
    4. One who merely irritates without making useful suggestions.
    5. A bloodsucker; a person who takes without giving back.

Example Sentences

  • The activists were considered gadflies for their relentless pursuit of social justice.
  • In the political arena, certain journalists were seen as persistent gadflies challenging authority.
  • The board meeting was interrupted by the questions of persistent gadflies seeking transparency.
  • As the community faced challenges, local gadflies emerged to voice concerns and advocate for change.
  • The academic environment welcomed intellectual gadflies who questioned conventional wisdom.

On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to gadflies, such as: annoyances, annoyers, charmers, motivator, nuisances, pests, smoothies.

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