Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nettle

1 sense of nettle

Sense 1
nettle -- (any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae))
       => weed -- (any plant that crowds out cultivated plants)

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

2 senses of nettle

Sense 1
nettle, urticate -- (sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation)
       => bite, sting, burn -- (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face")

Sense 2
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

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