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nettlesome Line breaks: nettle|some
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛtls(ə)m/

Definition of nettlesome in English:

adjective

chiefly US
Causing annoyance or difficulty: 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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