nettlesome


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net·tle·some

 (nĕt′l-səm)
adj.
Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.

nettlesome

(ˈnɛtəlsəm)
adj
causing or susceptible to irritation

net•tle•some

(ˈnɛt l səm)

adj.
1. causing irritation, vexation, or annoyance.
2. easily provoked or annoyed.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nettlesome - causing irritation or annoyancenettlesome - causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"
2.nettlesome - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

nettlesome

adjective
1. Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
2. So replete with interlocking points and complications as to be painfully irritating:
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