from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.
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- adj. Causing irritation, annoyance, or discomfort; bothersome, irksome.
- adj. Thorny; difficult to deal with, especially due to being complex or tricky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as irritating, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing irritation or annoyance
- adj. easily irritated or annoyed
In his autobiography, "Tales Out of School," he described the central board of education as a "nettlesome" body whose "time-wasting intrusions and demands" made his job impossible.
Moreover, Mr. Singh runs a coalition government that has seen major economic initiatives scotched by nettlesome allies.
There was also the nettlesome question of where the new roads would actually go.
The Giants uniformly called the Titans 'style of play nettlesome.
The train has been slowed repeatedly by run-of-the-mill mechanical problems, rush-hour train traffic headed in the other direction and a nettlesome overhead-wire-and-bridge-repair project in Connecticut.
I suppose his head was so far up his astute grasp of all things meaningful to Va conservatives that he simply forgot that nettlesome stuff about slavery and lynchings and segregation.
All while keeping the nettlesome Lola off his trail ....
California has some of the highest tax rates in the country, the worst bond rating and a multitude of nettlesome regulations.
In his speech, Boehner did not resolve the still nettlesome issue of "earmarks," single line items placed into the 12 appropriations bills, often by a single lawmaker.
Nevertheless, my eyes roamed over enough art and plowed through enough catalogs that I can ask a few nettlesome questions about the project.