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Definition of niggling adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    niggling

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈnɪɡlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪɡlɪŋ//
     
    (less frequent niggly
    BrE BrE//ˈnɪɡli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪɡli//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1used to describe a slight feeling of worry or pain that does not go away She had niggling doubts about their relationship. a series of niggling injuries
  2. 2not important synonym petty niggling details
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: niggling

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