Antonyms for nettles

Grammar : Verb
Spell : net-l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛt l

Definition of nettles

Origin :
  • "vexed, irritated," c.1400, figurative adjectival use of past participle of nettle (v.).
  • verb provoke, upset
Example sentences :
  • They also require to be kept in the sunshine or a warm place, and guarded from the rain, or from running among the nettles.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • Around was a wilderness overgrown with rank grass, nettles, and weeds.
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various
  • Honor picked herself out of the nettles as quickly as she could.
  • Extract from : « The New Girl at St. Chad's » by Angela Brazil
  • It is not right to live the slave of Pales, or become the rhapsode of docks and nettles.
  • Extract from : « Apologia Diffidentis » by W. Compton Leith
  • By this belt the nettles and rocks shall be removed from the road.
  • Extract from : « A Virginia Scout » by Hugh Pendexter
  • You mustn't do this here, you mustn't do that there, it's like sitting in a field of nettles.
  • Extract from : « Villa Rubein and Other Stories » by John Galsworthy
  • The most familiar case, however, is that of the Stinging and the Dead Nettles.
  • Extract from : « The Beauties of Nature » by Sir John Lubbock
  • Stay, Mary, has your mother got any nettles for spring drink?
  • Extract from : « Mary Barton » by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • There was nothing in wells or nettles, only women dreaded them.
  • Extract from : « Irish Fairy Tales » by James Stephens
  • Nettles were there; the orangeries were gone; the winter garden had disappeared.
  • Extract from : « ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; » by Hezekiah Butterworth

Synonyms for nettles

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