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nag1

nag1

 
pronunciation:
naeg
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nagged, nagging, nags
definition 1: to bother with constant complaints, demands, or instructions; pester.
The children nagged me for ice cream all afternoon.
synonyms:
annoy, badger, beset, harass, hound, importune, pester
similar words:
beleaguer, bother, cavil, chide, harp on, harry, henpeck, pick on, plague
definition 2: to trouble or make uncomfortable, persistently or recurrently.
His arthritis nags him.
synonyms:
beset, distress, pain
similar words:
annoy, bother, disturb, perturb, plague, torment, upset, vex
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make continual complaints or criticisms; relentlessly offer unsolicited advice.
synonyms:
annoy, carp, importune, niggle, pick
similar words:
complain, crab, grouse, grumble
definition 2: to cause persistent anxiety, discomfort, or annoyance (often fol. by at).
The problem nagged at him so much that he couldn't sleep.
similar words:
annoy, pick, tease, upset, worry
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of nagging.
synonyms:
annoyance, harassment
similar words:
agitation, disturbance, irritation
definition 2: one who nags.
synonyms:
caviler, faultfinder, niggler, pain
similar words:
bother, nuisance, pest, scold, shrew
derivation: naggingly (adv.)