nagging


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nag 1

 (năg)
v. nagged, nag·ging, nags
v.tr.
1. To annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging.
2. To torment persistently, as with anxiety or pain.
v.intr.
1. To scold, complain, or find fault constantly: nagging at the children.
2. To be a constant source of anxiety or annoyance: The half-remembered quotation nagged at my mind.
n.
One who nags.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gnaga, to bite, gnaw.]

nag′ger n.
nag′ging·ly adv.

nag 2

 (năg)
n.
1. A horse, especially:
a. An old or worn-out horse.
b. Slang A racehorse.
2. Archaic A small saddle horse or pony.

[Middle English nagge, possibly of Low German origin.]

nagging

(ˈnæɡɪŋ)
adj
discomforting; worrying; nigglingscolding; complaining
n
constant scolding or complaining
ˈnaggingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nagging - continually complaining or faultfindingnagging - continually complaining or faultfinding; "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

nagging

adjective
1. persistent, continual, niggling, repeated, constant, endless, relentless, perpetual, never-ending, interminable, unrelenting, incessant, unremitting He complained about a nagging pain between his shoulders.
2. scolding, complaining, critical, sharp-tongued, shrewish He tried to ignore the screaming, nagging voice of his wife.
Quotations
"Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths" [Edith Summerskill speech to the Married Women's Association]

nagging

adjective
Marked by, causing, or experiencing physical pain:
Translations
دائِم الشَّكْوى والتَّذَمُّر
obtížnýtrvale nepříjemný
sem veldur sífelldum óòægindum
neprestávajúci
rahat vermeyen

nagging

[ˈnægɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → gruñón; [pain, doubt, fear] → persistente; [conscience] → intranquilo
B. Nquejas fpl, críticas fpl

nagging

[ˈnægɪŋ]
adj
[doubt, suspicion] → persistant(e)
to have a nagging doubt that → avoir comme le pressentiment que
I have a nagging doubt that it is all going to go horribly wrong → J'ai comme le pressentiment que tout cela va horriblement mal tourner.
to have a nagging suspicion that → avoir comme le sentiment que
I have a nagging suspicion that one of the wheels has a puncture → J'ai comme le sentiment que l'un des pneus est crevé.
[pain, headache] → tenace
He complained of a nagging pain between his shoulder blades → Il se plaignait d'une douleur tenace entre les omoplates.
n (= complaining) → réflexions fpl
Her endless nagging drove him away from home → Ses réflexions continuelles l'ont fait partir de chez lui.

nagging

adj
wife, voicemeckernd (inf), → nörglerisch; (= pestering)ewig drängend
paindumpf; worry, doubtquälend; questionbrennend; feardrückend
n (= fault-finding)Meckern nt (inf), → Nörgelei f; (= pestering)ewiges Drängen

nagging

[ˈnægɪŋ]
1. adj (person) → brontolone/a; (pain) → insistente, persistente; (doubt, fear) → tormentoso/a, angoscioso/a
2. nbrontolii mpl, osservazioni fpl continue

nag

(nӕg) past tense, past participle nagged verb
(often with at) to complain or criticize continually. She nags (at) her husband about their lack of money.
ˈnagging adjective
continuously troublesome. a nagging worry/pain.

nagging

adj (pain) persistente
References in classic literature ?
I sometimes think she'd have more of an influence for good, as you say yourself, if she didn't keep nagging people to do right.
Why, the Scotch tunes are just like a scolding, nagging woman," Bartle went on, without deigning to notice Mr.
You'd find I was no hand at nagging and fault-finding.
And if you stop and consider, you will find that you are doing the very thing you disclaimed--namely, nagging.
Men often accuse women of nagging when there's actually a good reason for it.
I decided to research on ways to reduce the amount of nagging in our home and found a few resources espousing different ways to crank down nagging.
Soberly and calmly he said: "I could bear the continuous nagging no longer.
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Children get their parents to buying them junk food by nagging them till they give in, a new study has found.
No guarentees, but telling him that you love him and positive reinforcement beats nagging or feeling sad.
THE news that nagging could save your life has not come as anything of a shock by here.
There is definitely a fine line between nagging and persistence.