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Meaning of nettlesome by Wiktionary Dictionary



    nettle +‎ -some


    nettlesome ( comparative more nettlesome, superlative most nettlesome )

    1. ( of a person, thing, situation, etc. ) Causing irritation, annoyance, or discomfort; bothersome, irksome .
      My poison ivy rash is very nettlesome .
    2. ( of a task, problem, etc. ) Thorny; difficult to deal with, especially due to being complex or tricky .
      The task of proving Fermat’s “last” theorem remains nettlesome .
      Be careful what you say to him; he's a nettlesome fellow .

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Explanation of nettlesome by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. causing irritation or annoyance

    2. nettlesome paperwork
    3. easily irritated or annoyed

    4. not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

    Definition of nettlesome by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. nettlesome adj. same as irritating, 1.

      Syn. -- annoying, galling, chafing, irritating, pesky, pestiferous, pestilent, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing.