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synonyms for nettles

  • 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
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antonyms for nettles

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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 nettles in a sentence

She locks the door behind them, and throws the key among the nettles that grew in a thick grove at her right.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The advance was through nettles and briers, up steep muddy banks and over fallen timber.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
He saw beneath him a descent of some ten feet, and at the bottom a dense bed of stinging nettles.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
The thicker the undergrowth of nettles and wild parsley, rushes and rough grasses, the more the whitethroat likes the spot.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
The path then becomes narrow and steep, and encumbered with brambles and nettles and stones.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
Eyelet-hole: Holes in a sail through which a lacing is passed or reef nettles rove.
THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
Chiefly found on nettles, which many shells like as food, though avoiding the commonly associated horehound.
OUR BRITISH SNAILSJOHN WILLIAM HORSLEY
Certain fields under the plow are always infested with "blind nettles," others with wild buckwheat, black blindweed, or cockle.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
The view exhibited by those plants which have down, such as borage, nettles, &c. is exceedingly curious.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
Nettles were the Duke of Orléans' device, green or purple or crimson his colours.
THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC, VOL. 1 AND 2 (OF 2)ANATOLE FRANCE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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