[net-l-suh m] /ˈnɛt l səm/

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

1766, from nettle (n.) + -some (1).


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