'Niggle' definitions:

Definition of 'niggle'

(from WordNet)
Worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now" [syn: fuss, niggle, fret]
Argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies" [syn: quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble]

Definition of 'Niggle'

  • Niggle \Nig"gle\, v. i.
  • 1. To trifle or play. [1913 Webster]
  • Take heed, daughter, You niggle not with your conscience and religion. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To act or walk mincingly. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To fret and snarl about trifles. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Chiefly Eng.)
  • 1. To move about restlessly or without result; to fidget. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  • 5. To be finicky or excessively critical; to potter; esp., to work with excessive care for trifling details, as in painting. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Definition of 'Niggle'

  • Niggle \Nig"gle\, v. t.
  • 1. To use, spend, or do in a petty or trifling manner. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  • 2. To elaborate excessively, as in art. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Definition of 'Niggle'

  • Niggle \Nig"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Niggled; p. pr. & vb. n. Niggling.] [Dim. of Prov. E. nig to clip money; cf. also Prov. E. nig a small piece.] To trifle with; to deceive; to mock. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'niggle'

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Words containing 'Niggle'