Definition of Nettlesome

1. Adjective. Causing irritation or annoyance. "It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"


2. Adjective. Easily irritated or annoyed. "Not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

Definition of Nettlesome

1. Adjective. (context: of a person, thing, situation, etc.) Causing irritation, annoyance, or discomfort; bothersome, irksome. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a task, problem, etc.) Thorny; difficult to deal with, especially due to being complex or tricky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nettlesome

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nettlesome

nettings
nettle
nettle-leaved bellflower
nettle-leaved goosefoot
nettle-rash
nettle family
nettle rash
nettle tree
nettlebird
nettled
nettleleaf goosefoot
nettlelike
nettler
nettlers
nettles
nettlier
nettliest
nettling
nettling hairs
nettly
netts
netty
network
network-subsystem
network architecture
network army
network card
network effect
network effects

Literary usage of Nettlesome

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"nettlesome. adj. Quarrelsome, snarly. NIB. sb. A gas burner. [Glouc.] NIBS. sb. The handles of a scythe-pole. [V. of Glos. ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1884)
"This vulgarity, so far as it is justly laid upon us, arises from a nettlesome sense of personal rights, asserting itself in offensive ways at unsuitable ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"Is it for our interest in the great, nettlesome, ponderous traveller ; or is it by reason of a sneaking fondness we all have for the perennial stream of ..."

4. The Bookman (1907)
"Moría, who was undoubtedly drunk—everybody admitted that—and when drunk very nettlesome, was now for putting him at the railings round the grass-plat. ..."

5. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"The first is the familiar pattern of group pressure on individual members who raise nettlesome, disturbing questions that undermine the confidence of the ..."

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