niggling


nig·gling

adjective \ˈni-g(ə-)liŋ\

: causing you to feel a slight pain or to be worried or annoyed for a long time

Full Definition of NIGGLING

:  petty; also :  bothersome or persistent especially in a petty or tiresome way <niggling injuries>
niggling noun
nig·gling·ly \-lē\ adverb

Examples of NIGGLING

  1. <only niggling differences between the original Broadway musical and the film version that followed>

First Known Use of NIGGLING

1599

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: niggly
Previous Word in the Dictionary: niggliite
All Words Near: niggling

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up niggling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More