Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

nettlesome

play
adjective net·tle·some \ˈne-təl-səm\

Definition of nettlesome

  1. :  causing vexation :  irritating



Examples of nettlesome in a sentence

  1. <a few nettlesome details that still required attention>



1766

First Known Use of nettlesome

1766

Rhymes with nettlesome


Learn More about nettlesome


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nettlesome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

interruption megillah torrent rebellion
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ