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verb [intransitive/transitive] niggle pronunciation in British English /ˈnɪɡ(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleniggling
past tenseniggled
past participleniggled

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  1. 1
    British to worry or annoy someone slightly but continuously

    Something was niggling him.

    niggle at:

    Doubts continued to niggle at her.

  2. 2
    to argue with someone or criticize them about something unimportant

    Stop niggling, will you!


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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