causing irritation or annoyance
tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork|aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport|found it galling to have to ask permission|an irritating delay|nettlesome paperwork|a pesky mosquito|swarms of pestering gnats|a plaguey newfangled safety catch|a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him|a vexatious child|it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
easily irritated or annoyed
an incorrigibly fractious young man|not the least nettlesome of his countrymen