niggling


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nig·gling

 (nĭg′lĭng)
adj.
Annoying, troubling, or irritating in a petty way: a pointless dispute over niggling details.

nig′gling·ly adv.

niggling

(ˈnɪɡlɪŋ)
adj
1. petty
2. fussy
3. irritating
4. requiring painstaking work
5. persistently troubling: a niggling back pain.
n
an act or instance of niggling
ˈnigglingly adv

nig•gling

(ˈnɪg lɪŋ)

adj.
1. petty; trivial; inconsequential.
2. demanding too much care, attention, time, etc.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.niggling - (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"

niggling

adjective
1. irritating, troubling, persistent, bothersome Both players have been suffering from niggling injuries.
2. petty, minor, trifling, insignificant, unimportant, fussy, quibbling, picky (informal), piddling (informal), nit-picking (informal), finicky, pettifogging They started having tiffs about the most niggling little things.

niggling

adjective
Contemptibly unimportant:
Slang: measly.
Idiom: of no account.
Translations
tatasse

niggling

[ˈnɪglɪŋ]
A. ADJ [detail] → engorroso; [doubt, suspicion] → persistente, constante; [injury] → molesto, molestoso (LAm); [person] → quisquilloso
B. N (= complaints) → quejas fpl

niggling

[ˈnɪglɪŋ] adj
[doubt, worry] → persistant(e)
[pain, injury] → qui se réveille régulièrement
[detail] → insignifiant(e)

niggling

adj personkritt(e)lig (inf), → überkritisch; question, doubt, painbohrend, quälend; injurylästig; detailpingelig (inf); feelingungut
nKritteln nt, → Meckern nt (inf)

niggling

[ˈnɪglɪŋ] adj (detail) → insignificante; (doubt, pain) → persistente; (person) → pignolo/a
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