nigglingly
adverb see niggling

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nigglingly — See niggling. * * * …   Universalium

  • nigglingly — nɪglɪŋlɪ adv. in a niggling manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nigglingly — nig·gling·ly …   English syllables

  • nigglingly — adverb see niggling * * * niggˈlingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑niggle …   Useful english dictionary

  • niggling — nigglingly, adv. /nig ling/, adj. 1. petty; trivial; inconsequential: to quibble about a niggling difference in terminology. 2. demanding too much care, attention, time, etc.: niggling chores about the house. [1590 1600; NIGGLE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • niggling — adjective Date: 1599 petty; also bothersome or persistent especially in a petty or tiresome way < niggling injuries > • niggling noun • nigglingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • niggle — verb 1》 cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety. 2》 criticize in a petty way. noun a trivial criticism, worry, or annoyance. Derivatives niggling adjective nigglingly adverb niggly adjective Origin C17: appar. of Scand.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • futz — [[t]fʌts[/t]] Slang. 1) cvb sts to pass time in idleness (usu. fol. by around) 2) phv+sts futz (around) with, to deal with tediously and nigglingly 3) cvb sts a fool; simpleton • Etymology: 1930–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • niggling — adj. 1 troublesome or irritating in a petty way. 2 trifling or petty. Derivatives: nigglingly adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • nit-pick — nitˈ pick intransitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑nit * * * nit pick «NIHT PIHK», Informal. –v.t. to pick at (something) in a petty or niggling manner, as if removing a nit or louse; examine pedantically; search for petty faults: »To make a show of… …   Useful english dictionary

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