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  Definition of nettle
  1. any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
  3. sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
Similar Words: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, urticate

 

Hyponyms: stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, Roman nettle, Urtica pipulifera, wood nettle, Laportea canadensis, richweed, clearweed, dead nettle, Pilea pumilla, artillery plant, Pilea microphylla, friendship plant, panamica, panamiga, Pilea involucrata, get, get under one's skin, eat into, fret, rankle, grate, peeve, ruffle, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke, antagonize, antagonise

 

Grouped Verbs: chafe, urticate

 

Derivational Morphology: urticate, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, deviltry, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan, irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration, annoying, tease, teaser, annoyer, vexer, pique, temper, aggravation, provocation, irritant, thorn, bother, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass, urtication

 

Anagrams: lenten

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: եղիճ   Dutch: netel  
Finnish: nokkonen   French: ortie  
German: Nessel   Greek: αναλήφη  
Interlingua: urtica   Italian: ortica  
Korean: 쐐기풀   Latin: urtīca  
Polish: pokrzywa   Portuguese: ortiga  
Russian: крапива   Spanish: ortiga  
 
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