verb (used with object), net·tled, net·tling.
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Idioms for nettle
Origin of nettle
OTHER WORDS FROM nettlenet·tle·like, adjectivenettler, nounnettly, adjectiveun·net·tled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for nettle
"Well, I don't care," said Philip, who was nettled by this implication.That Fortune|Charles Dudley Warner
This reflection upon my speech pained even more than it nettled me.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
But the nettled spirit of the Padishah was far from subdued.The Captain of the Janizaries|James M. Ludlow
Perhaps some of them suspected that this was exactly why she did get him, and it but nettled them the more.The Troll Garden and Selected Stories|Willa Cather
There was something in the way he spoke, a note of arrogance, a suggestion of truculence, which nettled Gorman.The Island Mystery|George A. Birmingham