Definition of nettlesome in English:

nettlesome

Syllabification: net·tle·some
Pronunciation: /ˈnetlsəm
 
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adjective

chiefly US
  • Causing annoyance or difficulty: complicated and nettlesome regional disputes
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    • He has strained against every nettlesome one of them - counter-attacking and squandering valuable time that should have been used to promote his message.
    • The memorabilia problem is particularly nettlesome when dealing with an author whose fame derives from achievement on the playing fields or pop charts.
    • We'll work through the issues that are nettlesome.

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