from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective same as irritating, 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a person, etc. Causing irritation, annoyance, or discomfort; bothersome, irksome.
  • adjective of a task, etc. Thorny; difficult to deal with, especially due to being complex or tricky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing irritation or annoyance
  • adjective easily irritated or annoyed


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nettle +‎ -some


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