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niggling

[nig-ling] /ˈnɪg lɪŋ/
adjective
1.
petty; trivial; inconsequential:
to quibble about a niggling difference in terminology.
2.
demanding too much care, attention, time, etc.:
niggling chores about the house.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; niggle + -ing2
Related forms
nigglingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nigglingly

niggling

/ˈnɪɡlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
petty
2.
fussy
3.
irritating
4.
requiring painstaking work
5.
persistently troubling: a niggling back pain
noun
6.
an act or instance of niggling
Derived Forms
nigglingly, adverb
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