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nettle
stinging nettle
Urtica dioica

net·tle

 (nĕt′l)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Urtica, having toothed leaves, unisexual apetalous flowers, and stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact.
2. Any of various hairy, stinging, or prickly plants.
tr.v. net·tled, net·tling, net·tles
1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
2. To irritate; vex.

[Middle English, from Old English netele; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nettled - aroused to impatience or angernettled - aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

nettled

adjective irritated, provoked, annoyed, stung, put out, hacked (off) (U.S. slang), pissed (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), incensed, galled, ruffled, exasperated, vexed, pissed off (taboo slang), goaded, riled, peeved, piqued He was nettled by her casual manner.
References in classic literature ?
I'll come to the point, then," I said, not a little nettled.
said Will Ladislaw, nettled, and turning sharp round.
Persuaded as Miss Bingley was that Darcy admired Elizabeth, this was not the best method of recommending herself; but angry people are not always wise; and in seeing him at last look somewhat nettled, she had all the success she expected.