nagging nagging  /ˈnæ ɡɪŋ/


  1. (adj) continually complaining or faultfinding
  2. (n) someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
  3. (n) an old or over-worked horse
  4. (v) bother persistently with trivial complaints
  5. (v) worry persistently
  6. (v) remind or urge constantly

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  1. When Dana Ullman's younger sister developed a nagging pain in her abdomen, their father, a pediatrician, couldn't find the cause or a cure.
  2. We created the term nagging.
  3. Trust me on this one, criticism and nagging are not aphrodisiacs.


  1. 10 Nagging Concerns

    Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg has ten nagging concerns... 1. No wonder China can no longer reflate like it did back in 2009 . It would be adding more debt to an unprecedented credit bubble ... 2. Wondering why the Euro is doing so well and the economy is not? Draghi is no longer stimulating as he was last year when he was saving the system. Now he is putting fiscal policy-making as a caveat ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Why Is Terrell Owens Still Unemployed?

    An elder Terrell Owens silenced his nagging critics. After a messy divorce in Philadelphia with the Eagles, the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboy, who hadn't made the Pro Bowl in two years, caught 81 passes for 1,355 yards with 15 touchdowns and was a First-Team All-Pro.  The year was 2007. From that point forward, the new-age epitome of a media-craving diva wide receiver—someone who coincidentally had ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Stocks open lower; Japan's 6% plunge weighs

    Stocks opened lower on Thursday, despite a report showing retail sales rose more than expected in May and weekly jobless claims fell near their lowest level in five years, as a sharp tumble in the Japanese market kept investors on edge. Nagging worries about the Federal Reserve tapering its bond-buying program and disappointment at the Bank of Japan's inaction on Tuesday have roiled markets, lea ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS


  1. "I feel he made the decision at the right time," Ranatunga told AFP in Colombo. "He has been struggling over the past few months with nagging injuries. I am glad he is going now. Better go when the public ask why, rather than why not."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Arjuna Ranatunga Source: AFP

  2. "Tempting kids with toys is unfair and deceptive, both to kids who don't understand the concept of advertising, and to their parents, who have to put up with their nagging children," said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Michael Jacobson Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Rev. Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain," Obama said. "Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and...
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source:

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