needling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From need +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

needling (plural needlings)

  1. A needy person.

Etymology 2[edit]

From needle +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

needling

  1. present participle of needle

Noun[edit]

needling (plural needlings)

  1. The act of one who needles or annoys.
    • 2017, Paul Chrystal, When in Rome: Social Life in Ancient Rome
      [] it is a steady drip drip of small imperceptible needlings and irritations, coming day after day between a man and his wife, []

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