trouble; annoy; vex
I don't want to meet her: she thinks I'm ridiculous, and deliberately tries to nettle me with her nasty, mocking comments.
beard, gall, goad, incense, nettle, vex
appease, mollify, placate
"net + tle, when internet is slow like turtle. annoyed!" nettle sounds like needle when someone is needling u, u get annoyed, disturbed and irritated Nettle sounds like kettle. A Kettle boiling water makes a lot of noise and is therefore irriating and annoying. It also means "worried".