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nag1

nag1

 
pronunciation:
naeg
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: nagged, nagging, nags
definition 1: to bother by complaining or asking for something again and again; pester.
The children nagged their mother for ice cream all afternoon.
synonyms:
annoy, badger, harass, hound, pester
similar words:
bother, pick on, plague
definition 2: to trouble, bother, or make uncomfortable for a long time.
This cough is nagging me.
synonyms:
distress, pain
similar words:
annoy, bother, disturb, plague, torment, upset
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who nags.
My sister can be a nag when she wants something badly.
similar words:
bother, nuisance, pest, scold, shrew
derivation: naggingly (adv.)