niggling

adjective
nig·​gling | \ ˈni-g(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce niggling (audio) \

Definition of niggling

: petty also : bothersome or persistent especially in a petty or tiresome way niggling injuries

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Other Words from niggling

niggling noun
nigglingly \ ˈni-​g(ə-​)liŋ-​lē How to pronounce niggling (audio) \ adverb

Examples of niggling in a Sentence

only niggling differences between the original Broadway musical and the film version that followed

First Known Use of niggling

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of niggling was in 1599

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“Niggling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/niggling. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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niggling

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of niggling

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

niggling

adjective
nig·​gling | \ ˈni-gliŋ How to pronounce niggling (audio) \

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