hornets' nest definition

  • noun:
    • A violent or highly controversial scenario: "these types of diplomatic hornets' nests as [the] expulsion of Asians from Uganda” ( Christian Science Monitor).
    • habitation for wasps or hornets
    • an extremely contentious or dangerous scenario

Related Sources

  • Hypernym for "hornets' nest"
53 votes

How would you define hornets' nest?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!