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nig·gling

niggling

 
pronunciation:
nI glIng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of little importance; petty.
He never seems to mind dealing with these niggling details.
synonyms:
insignificant, nugatory, petty, picayune, trifling, trivial, unimportant
similar words:
inconsequential, meaningless, minor, worthless
definition 2: giving or demanding excessive attention to details; fussy.
It's hard to please such a niggling supervisor.
synonyms:
fastidious, fussy
similar words:
exacting, finicky, meticulous, picky
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derivation: nigglingly (adv.)