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synonyms for nettle

  • annoy
  • chafe
  • disgust
  • disturb
  • exasperate
  • fret
  • get
  • goad
  • harass
  • huff
  • incense
  • insult
  • irritate
  • miff
  • peeve
  • pester
  • pet
  • pique
  • rile
  • roil
  • ruffle
  • snit
  • stew
  • sting
  • tease
  • tiff
  • vex
  • put out
See also synonyms for: nettled / nettles
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antonyms for nettle

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  • aid
  • appease
  • assist
  • calm
  • comfort
  • delight
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • help
  • make happy
  • pacify
  • placate
  • please
  • soothe
  • mollify
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How to use nettle in a sentence

General exclamations of surprise and doubt greeted him from our little circle, and this seemed to nettle him somewhat.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
A curious dark blue dead-nettle (Dracocephalum speciosum) was found on dry ground at the same altitude.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
"Not a word," said Neeld, grasping the nettle firmly this time.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
The Nettle needs no introduction; we are all too well acquainted with it, yet it is not altogether a weed to be despised.
THE PLANT-LORE AND GARDEN-CRAFT OF SHAKESPEAREHENRY NICHOLSON ELLACOMBE
Indeed, the temper of our eminently serene will feel the strain of a doldrum-dulness that is goaded to activity by a nettle.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
He then searched upon the ground among the blades of grass, and at length found a nettle, which he pulled up by the roots.
EDMUND DULACS FAIRY-BOOKEDMUND DULAC
The other is a little red ant, which stings like a nettle, and generally has its nest under the leaf of a shrub.
WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICACHARLES WATERTON
For her mother's question had been asked, very slightly varied, in a nettle-grasping sense.
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
He wormed his way between the bricks, and tumbled head over heels into the nettle bed below the wall.
LIVES OF THE FUR FOLKM. D. HAVILAND
She reflectively rubbed her chin, for it had been stung with a day-old beard that pricked like a nettle.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
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WORDS RELATED TO NETTLE

  • be at
  • be on the back of
  • bother
  • bug
  • bum
  • dog
  • drive up the wall
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • get
  • get on one's nerves
  • get to
  • give a hard time
  • grate
  • hack
  • irk
  • irritate
  • nag
  • needle
  • nettle
  • peeve
  • pester
  • pick on
  • pique
  • provoke
  • tease
  • vex
  • wig
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