niggling niggling


  • (adj) (informal) small and of little importance


  1. Able to look commanding and presidential even as she fielded niggling, hoary questions that bordered on the absurd.
  2. But mixed in with compassion and understanding was a niggling sense that Nicholson had somehow failed.
  3. The tone is niggling and hostile, with much finger wagging and each side videoing and snapping the other.


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    There is one common, unfortunate theme when it comes to laptops -- something I've dubbed "almost perfect" syndrome. Whether it's genius design marred by a sub-par display or a powerful desktop replacement dragged down by unappealing aesthetics, that one niggling problem consistently rears its ugly head. When it comes to gaming notebooks, consumers are always saddled with a compromise. But the ...
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  1. Smith said: "I've had a bit of a back problem. I picked it up during the game at Worcester and it has been niggling me a bit. I don't know if I got it when batting during the first innings at New Road but it was just something I felt one morning...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Graeme Smith Source:

  2. "I feel he made the decision at the right time," Ranatunga said in Colombo. "He has been struggling over the past few months with niggling injuries. I am glad he is going now. Better go when the public ask why, rather than why not. It's a...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Arjuna Ranatunga Source: Mail & Guardian Online

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