Definition of Nettled

1. Adjective. Aroused to impatience or anger. "Roiled by the delay"




Definition of Nettled

1. Verb. (past of nettle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nettled

1. nettle [v] - See also: nettle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nettled

netter
netters
nettier
netties
nettiest
netting
nettings
nettle
nettle-leaved bellflower
nettle-leaved goosefoot
nettle-rash
nettle family
nettle rash
nettle tree
nettlebird
nettled (current term)
nettleleaf goosefoot
nettlelike
nettler
nettlers
nettles
nettlier
nettliest
nettling
nettling hairs
nettly
netts
netty
network

Literary usage of Nettled

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"To HAVE PISSED ON A NETTLE = to be peevish or out of temper ; nettled = (I) annoyed, ... I, tho' nettled that he secm'd to slur . . . Our formal compact. ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"Lavington had been nettled by a sham 'charge' published in his name by some unknown person during 1748, and containing methodist sentiments. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"nettled. Out of temper; provoked. An ill-tempered person was said to have [watered] on a nettle. Nominale MS. NBVB. A nephew. ..."

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