- v sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
- v cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
- s aroused to impatience or anger
feeling nettled from the constant teasing
- His pugnacious cowhide radicalism nettled patrician Senators, and in a close election contest in 1924 the Senate chose to seat his opponent.
- His effortless victory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics drew from a Nazi sportswriter the nettled tribute: "In blood and instinct, Johnson is still living in a state of innocence in .
- At least one conservative politician in Germany, perhaps looking for payback after decades of being nettled by Grass, has called for his Nobel Prize to be rescinded.
News & Articles
- Festival of Sharing Roots brings people together
PITTSFIELD -- A couple of clowns were hanging around St. Joseph Church's Festival of Sharing Roots on Sunday, laughing and acting goofy. Their names were Peachy and Stickers. They pledged not to reveal their real names, but a reporter wrangled it out of them: Peachy was Angela Harding, Stickers was her older sister, Rita Laviolette. "We are not, sir, ‘just clowns,' " said Stickers, a tad nettled ...
Sept. 9, 2013 - Berkshire Eagle