nettlesome

adjective
net·​tle·​some | \ ˈne-tᵊl-səm How to pronounce nettlesome (audio) \

Definition of nettlesome

: causing vexation : irritating

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Examples of nettlesome in a Sentence

a few nettlesome details that still required attention

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For Democrats, the Kavanaugh debate was particularly nettlesome for 10 senators up for re-election in states that Mr. Trump won in 2016. Janet Hook, WSJ, "In Midterms, Kavanaugh Fight Seen Boosting GOP in Senate, Democrats in House," 7 Oct. 2018 But how to enshrine DACA protections into law is a nettlesome issue. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration," 2 Oct. 2018 But how to enshrine DACA protections into law is a nettlesome issue. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration," 2 Oct. 2018 But how to enshrine DACA protections into law is a nettlesome issue. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration," 2 Oct. 2018 But how to enshrine DACA protections into law is a nettlesome issue. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration," 2 Oct. 2018 But how to enshrine DACA protections into law is a nettlesome issue. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration," 2 Oct. 2018 But how to enshrine DACA protections into law is a nettlesome issue. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Paul Ryan scrambles to calm GOP insurrection over immigration," 2 Oct. 2018 There were no nettlesome questions from television or newspaper reporters. New York Times, "Never Mind the News Media: Politicians Test Direct-to-Voter Messaging," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of nettlesome

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nettlesome was in 1845

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