niggling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

niggling

  1. Present participle of niggle.

Adjective[edit]

niggling

  1. petty
    • 1863, Charles Darwin's letter to J. D. Hooker, 14th of July 1863
      My dear Hooker, I am getting very much amused by my tendrils, it is just the sort of niggling work which suits me, and takes up no time and rather rests me whilst writing.

Noun[edit]

niggling (plural nigglings)

  1. A sensation that niggles.
    • 2009, Jenny Parratt, Feelings of Change: Stories of Having a Baby (page 10)
      Occasionally a paranoia or slight insecurity that is not based on reality will bring nigglings of that bad time.