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nagging

adjective

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nagging

verb
present participle of nag

Synonyms & Antonyms of nagging (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to subject (someone) to constant scoldings and sharp reminders
  • she kept nagging him to fix the furnace before the weather got any colder

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2 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • if all you can do is nag, then you are of no use to this organization at all

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The first known use of nagging was in 1829

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“Nagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nagging. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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