niggling niggling

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • With The ASUS G750JX, Is The Hunt For The Perfect Gaming Laptop Finally Over?

    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 ...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  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: Sportinglife.com

  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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