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niggling

adjective

1 niggling

informal Small and of little importance:
— A dispute over niggling details.

synonyms: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial.

Roget 643: unimportant; of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance etc. 642; immaterial; unessential, nonessential; indifferent.    subordinate etc. ... show more

Polish: bagatelny




Moby thesaurus: Mickey Mouse, adverse criticism, advertent, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes, animadversion, annoying, aspersion, assiduous, attentive, aware, bad notices, bad press, captious, captiousness, careful, carping, cavil ... show more.

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niggle

verb

1 niggle

Worry unnecessarily or excessively.

synonyms: fret, fuss.

Roget 929: hold in disrespect etc. (despise) 930; misprize, disregard, slight, trifle with, set at naught, pass by, push aside, overlook, turn one's back upon, laugh in one's sleeve; ... show more

2 niggle

Argue over petty things.

synonyms: bicker, brabble, pettifog, quibble, squabble.

Dutch: harrewarren, kibelen, rusiemaken, twisten


Moby thesaurus: adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, bitch, bug, captiousness, carp, carp at, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, complain, criticism, criticize, exception, faultfinding, find fault ... show more.

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