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 for nettlesome
From 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]

From 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]

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