Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb needle

2 senses of needle

Sense 1
needle, goad -- (goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks")
       => harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke -- (annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers")

Sense 2
needle -- (prick with a needle)
       => prickle, prick -- (make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn; "The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample")

Antonyms of adj needled

1 sense of needled

Sense 1
needled -- (of trees whose leaves are acerate)

INDIRECT (VIA simple) -> compound -- (composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads")

Similarity of adj needled

1 sense of needled

Sense 1
needled -- (of trees whose leaves are acerate)
       => simple (vs. compound), unsubdivided -- ((botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions)

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