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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. causing irritation or annoyance;
- Example: "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"
- Example: "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"
- Example: "found it galling to have to ask permission"
- Example: "an irritating delay"
- Example: "nettlesome paperwork"
- Example: "a pesky mosquito"
- Example: "swarms of pestering gnats"
- Example: "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"
- Example: "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"
- Example: "a vexatious child"
- Example: "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
[syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing]

2. easily irritated or annoyed;
- Example: "an incorrigibly fractious young man"
- Example: "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
[syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nettlesome \nettlesome\ adj. same as irritating, 1. Syn: annoying, galling, chafing, irritating, pesky, pestiferous, pestilent, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nettlesome adj 1: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing] 2: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen" [syn: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy]