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niggle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of niggle

  1. to make often peevish criticisms or objections about matters that are minor, unimportant, or irrelevant <you know it drives me crazy when you niggle like that> Synonyms carp, cavil, fuss, quibble, nitpickRelated Words criticize, fault; beef, bellyache, bitch, complain, crab, croak, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; murmur, mutterNear Antonyms applaud, commend, compliment, praise, recommend; approve, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support




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