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nettle

noun

1 nettle

Any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae).

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Dutch: irritant, netel, brandnetel



verb

1 nettle

Sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation.

synonym: urticate.

Dutch: irriteren

2 nettle

Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.

synonyms: annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, rag ... show more.

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Dutch: storen, ergeren, donderen, donderjagen, donderstenen, donderstralen, du(i)veljagen, duvelen, duveljagen, etteren ... show more


Moby thesaurus: aggravate, agitate, annoy, arouse, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beset, blow the coals, bother, bramble, brier, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, burr, cactus ... show more.

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