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1. nettle

noun. ['ˈnɛtəl'] any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae).

Synonyms

  • weed
  • friendship plant
  • dead nettle
  • Pilea pumilla
  • panamica
  • Pilea involucrata
  • Roman nettle
  • Urtica pipulifera
  • Urtica dioica
  • clearweed
  • artillery plant
  • Pilea microphylla
  • stinging nettle
  • Laportea canadensis
  • richweed
  • wood nettle

Antonyms

  • praise
  • soothe
  • better
  • stifle

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Words that Rhyme with Nettle

  • unsettle
  • resettle
  • trettel
  • gretel
  • gretal
  • zettle
  • zettel
  • settle
  • petal
  • mettle
  • metal
  • kettle
  • kettell
  • hettel
  • gettle
  • gettel
  • betel

Example sentences of the word nettle


1. Adjective
Turn off the heat under the stew pot and add the nettle bundle to the hot water.

2. Noun, plural
Stinging nettle should not be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

3. Noun, singular or mass
of dried nettle into a piece of cheesecloth.

4. Adverb
Mow residual nettle growth—closely and on a regular basis—with your lawnmower.

2. nettle-leaved_goosefoot

noun. European annual with coarsely dentate leaves; widespread in United States and southern Canada.

Synonyms

  • Chenopodium murale
  • goosefoot

3. nettle-leaved_bellflower

noun. European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throat.

Synonyms

  • campanula
  • throatwort
  • Campanula trachelium

4. nettle

verb. ['ˈnɛtəl'] sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation.

Synonyms

  • urticate
  • bite
  • sting

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • lose
  • lend
  • refuse

5. nettle

verb. ['ˈnɛtəl'] cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.

Synonyms

  • irritate
  • chivvy
  • vex
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • get to
  • provoke
  • rile
  • antagonise
  • chevvy
  • bother
  • devil
  • nark
  • gravel
  • chivy
  • eat into
  • get at
  • harry
  • grate
  • chafe
  • antagonize
  • annoy
  • chevy
  • get under one's skin
  • rankle
  • get
  • peeve
  • displease
  • fret
  • beset
  • plague
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • reassure
  • end
  • bore
  • refrain
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