Nettle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnetl|  American pronunciation of the word nettle
Brit.  |ˈnet(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word nettle


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


- sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
- cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations (syn: annoy, bother, chafe, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, rag, rile, vex)

Extra examples

The mayor's recent actions have nettled some members of the community.

It nettles him that his younger coworker got a promotion before he did.

We need to grasp the nettle of prison reform.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: nettle
he/she/it: nettles
present participle: nettling
past tense: nettled
past participle: nettled
singular: nettle
plural: nettles
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