Dictionary Results for niggling


1. niggle - verb

· worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

Synonym(s): fuss, fret

Hypernym(s): worry




2. niggle - verb

· argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"

Synonym(s): quibble, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble

Hypernym(s): argue, contend, debate, fence




3. niggling - adjective

· (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"

Synonym(s): fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial





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