niggly

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niggle (ˈnɪɡəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to find fault continually
2.  (intr) to be preoccupied with details; fuss
3.  (tr) to irritate; worry
 
n
4.  a slight or trivial objection or complaint
5.  a slight feeling as of misgiving, uncertainty, etc
 
[C16: from Scandinavian; related to Norwegian nigla. Compare niggard]
 
'niggler
 
n
 
'niggly
 
adj

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