Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing irritation or distress; vexatious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing irritation, annoyance, or discomfort; bothersome, irksome.
  • adj. Thorny; difficult to deal with, especially due to being complex or tricky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as irritating, 1.

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

  • adj. causing irritation or annoyance
  • adj. easily irritated or annoyed

Etymologies

nettle +‎ -some (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • At times I find the Internet to be quite nettlesome.

    March 5, 2009