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nettlesome

[ net-l-suhm ]
/ ˈnɛt l səm /
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adjective

causing irritation, vexation, or annoyance: to cope with a nettlesome situation.
easily provoked or annoyed: to become nettlesome over trivial matters.

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Origin of nettlesome

First recorded in 1760–70; nettle + -some1
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nettlesome
/ (ˈnɛtəlsəm) /

adjective

causing or susceptible to irritation
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