Saturday, April 28, 2001
Definitions for nettlesome
- Causing irritation, vexation, or distress.
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Citations for nettlesome
Unlike important men of affairs, novelists can turn midnight into sunrise and solve nettlesome world problems wherever their imaginations decree.
They were certain that this problem, like so many other nettlesome problems, did not ever have to be faced, but could be quietly made to go away.
Origin of nettlesome
Nettlesome is from the verb nettle, "to sting; to irritate or vex" (from nettle, a plant covered with minute sharp, stinging hairs) + -some.