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niggling

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention
  • only niggling differences between the original Broadway musical and the film version that followed

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niggling

verb
present participle of niggle

Synonyms & Antonyms of niggling (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of niggling was in 1599

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“Niggling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/niggling. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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