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Definition of "nettlesome" []

  • Causing irritation or distress; vexatious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nettlesome" in a sentence
  • "In his autobiography, "Tales Out of School," he described the central board of education as a "nettlesome" body whose "time-wasting intrusions and demands" made his job impossible."
  • "Moreover, Mr. Singh runs a coalition government that has seen major economic initiatives scotched by nettlesome allies."
  • "There was also the nettlesome question of where the new roads would actually go."