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niggling

nig·gling

niggling

pronunciation:
nI glIng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of little importance; petty.
the 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.
a niggling supervisor
synonyms:
fastidious, fussy
similar words:
exacting, finicky, meticulous, picky
derivation: nigglingly (adv.)