HyperDic: niggle

English > 2 senses of the word niggle:
VERBemotionniggle, fuss, fretworry unnecessarily or excessively
communicationniggle, quibble, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleargue over petty things
English > niggle: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningWorry unnecessarily or excessively.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue niggle over the results of the experiment
Synonymsfuss, fret
Narrowerdither, flap, pothermake a fuss
scrupleRaise scruples / scruples
BroaderworryBe worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
Catalanafligir-se, amoïnar-se
English > niggle: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningargue over petty things.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsquibble, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble
Broaderargue, contend, debate, fenceHave an argument about something
Spanishenzarzar, liarla
Catalandisputar, obeir, subtilitzar
Nounsnigglersomeone who constantly criticizes in a petty way

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