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Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.
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causing or susceptible to irritation
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net•tle•some(ˈnɛt l səm)
1. causing irritation, vexation, or annoyance.
2. easily provoked or annoyed.
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|Adj.||1.||nettlesome - 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"|
annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, pesky, pestering, plaguy, vexatious, vexing, plaguey, teasing, pestiferous
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
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1. Troubling the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations:
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