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Related to niggle: niggler , tenacity

niggle about something

to make constant petty complaints about something. Please don’t niggle about little things like this. This is just not important. Let’s not niggle about it.
See also: niggle

niggle (over something) (with someone)

to have a petty disagreement over some minor thing. Stop niggling over this with me! I don’t want to niggle with you over this.

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niggles If someone while they will pull to everybody, but the way he batted when he came back it was a step up in class from where he was before.

As a result, apart from Ritchie and Atsu having picked up minor niggles, only Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are currently sidelined through injury.

Leaf by Niggle is considered by some to be Tolkien’s most autobiographical work, springing from his fear of not finishing The Lord of the Rings.

Judd, the 18-year-old who has made her breakthrough on the senior stage this summer, has a small niggle in her calf, while Osagie is still recovering from a hamstring problem.

At the beginning of “Leaf by Niggle,” Niggle is described as “the sort of painter who can paint leaves better than trees,” but there is one picture of a tree that he simply cannot let go of:

For Niggle is meant to be a real mixed-quality person [italics Tolkien’s] and not an ‘allegory’ of any single vice or virtue” (p.

James McClean has shown he knows where the goal is during this campaign and could also deputise up front if required “David picked up a niggle,” said O’Neill, who will put his players through their paces at Aviva Stadium this morning in a session open to the public.

Leaf by Niggle is a short story written by Tolkien while he was struggling to complete The Lord Of The Rings.

Of course it’s disappointing when you lose the spearhead of your attack but I think it’s just a real slight niggle and the management decided it really wasn’t worth the risk in the first Test.

The 23-year-old frontman has been building up his fitness at PPG Canalside despite a hamstring niggle and could be given a spell at Boundary Park – providing he suffers no adverse reaction to today’s training.

England batsman Ian Bell said that he was sure Cook would be fine, adding that he has had the old niggle with the back, and that everyone has certain areas that they have to keep working on.

Niggle Ultimately, his determination to figure in the semi-fnal at West Ham cost him dear.

I underplayed it and said I had a bit of a niggle but after the race in Rome on June 10 I couldn’t jog in the cool-down and I felt it was really strange, running 1:58 and then I couldn’t jog.

He said: “It’s a niggle that is always at the back of your mind.

You’re always bowling through the odd niggle, so you just get used to it.

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Related to niggle: niggler , tenacity

niggle about something

to make constant petty complaints about something. Please don’t niggle about little things like this. This is just not important. Let’s not niggle about it.
See also: niggle

niggle (over something) (with someone)

to have a petty disagreement over some minor thing. Stop niggling over this with me! I don’t want to niggle with you over this.

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niggles If someone while they will pull to everybody, but the way he batted when he came back it was a step up in class from where he was before.

As a result, apart from Ritchie and Atsu having picked up minor niggles, only Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are currently sidelined through injury.

Leaf by Niggle is considered by some to be Tolkien’s most autobiographical work, springing from his fear of not finishing The Lord of the Rings.

Judd, the 18-year-old who has made her breakthrough on the senior stage this summer, has a small niggle in her calf, while Osagie is still recovering from a hamstring problem.

At the beginning of “Leaf by Niggle,” Niggle is described as “the sort of painter who can paint leaves better than trees,” but there is one picture of a tree that he simply cannot let go of:

For Niggle is meant to be a real mixed-quality person [italics Tolkien’s] and not an ‘allegory’ of any single vice or virtue” (p.

James McClean has shown he knows where the goal is during this campaign and could also deputise up front if required “David picked up a niggle,” said O’Neill, who will put his players through their paces at Aviva Stadium this morning in a session open to the public.

Leaf by Niggle is a short story written by Tolkien while he was struggling to complete The Lord Of The Rings.

Of course it’s disappointing when you lose the spearhead of your attack but I think it’s just a real slight niggle and the management decided it really wasn’t worth the risk in the first Test.

The 23-year-old frontman has been building up his fitness at PPG Canalside despite a hamstring niggle and could be given a spell at Boundary Park – providing he suffers no adverse reaction to today’s training.

England batsman Ian Bell said that he was sure Cook would be fine, adding that he has had the old niggle with the back, and that everyone has certain areas that they have to keep working on.

Niggle Ultimately, his determination to figure in the semi-fnal at West Ham cost him dear.

I underplayed it and said I had a bit of a niggle but after the race in Rome on June 10 I couldn’t jog in the cool-down and I felt it was really strange, running 1:58 and then I couldn’t jog.

He said: “It’s a niggle that is always at the back of your mind.

You’re always bowling through the odd niggle, so you just get used to it.

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  • nice to see you
  • Nice weather we’re having
  • nice work
  • nice work if you can get it
  • nice work!
  • nicely
  • niche
  • nick
  • nick (one) for (something)
  • nick someone for
  • nick up
  • nicked
  • nickel
  • nickel and dime
  • nickel and dime (one)
  • nickel and dime (someone) to death
  • nickel and dime someone
  • nickel and dime someone to death
  • nickel nurser
  • nickel-and-dime
  • nifty
  • nigga
  • nigger
  • nigger in the woodpile
  • niggle
  • niggle about
  • night
  • night after night
  • night and day
  • night night
  • night of the long knives
  • night on the town
  • night owl
  • night person
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  • nights
  • nilly
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Meaning of “niggle” in the English Dictionary

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    • niggle (WORRY)
    • niggle (CRITICIZE)
  • noun (2)

    • niggle (WORRY)
    • niggle (CRITICISM)

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niggle
verb [ I or T ]

uk




/ˈnɪɡ.əl/
us




/ˈnɪɡ.əl/


niggle verb [ I or T ]
(WORRY)

to worry someone slightly , usually for a long time :

I just can’t remember his name – it’s been niggling me for a couple of weeks .
One thought kept niggling at her.

Thesaurus: synonyms and related words

Causing feelings of anger and displeasure

  • aggravate

  • aggrieve

  • alienate

  • anger

  • annoy

  • give sb the shits idiom

  • go too far idiom

  • goat

  • grate

  • hack

  • hack sb off

  • joke

  • nose

  • ruffle

  • ruffle sb’s feathers idiom

  • set sb’s teeth on edge idiom

  • step/tread on sb’s toes idiom

  • stick in sb’s craw idiom

  • tee

  • tit

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niggle verb [ I or T ]
(CRITICIZE)

UK to criticize someone about small details or give too much attention to details :

She niggles endlessly over the exact pronunciation .
The accounts department is niggling me for ten pence they say I owe them.

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Disapproving & criticizing

  • anathematize

  • animadversion

  • aspersions

  • backbite

  • bad-mouth

  • broadside

  • come/suffer under the lash idiom

  • disapprove

  • fault

  • go for the jugular idiom

  • hammer

  • inveigh against sb/sth

  • malign

  • pitch

  • strike out (at sb/sth)

  • talk trash idiom

  • tall poppy syndrome

  • trash

  • union-bashing

  • wowser

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niggle
noun [ C ]

uk




/ˈnɪɡ.əl/
us




/ˈnɪɡ.əl/


niggle noun [ C ]
(WORRY)

a small doubt or worry :

Don’t you feel even a slight niggle about the morality of your experiments ?

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Suspecting & questioning

  • call

  • call into question idiom

  • challenge

  • dispute

  • doubting Thomas

  • fisking

  • I’d like to see idiom

  • oppugn

  • qualm

  • reserve

  • sceptic

  • sceptically

  • scepticism

  • self-doubt

  • skeptical

  • smell

  • suspicion

  • suspicious

  • suspiciously

  • suss

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Anxiety and worry – general words

niggle noun [ C ]
(CRITICISM)

UK a small criticism :

I do have a few minor niggles about the book , but generally it’s very good.

Thesaurus: synonyms and related words

Disapproving & criticizing

  • anathematize

  • animadversion

  • aspersions

  • backbite

  • bad-mouth

  • broadside

  • come/suffer under the lash idiom

  • disapprove

  • fault

  • go for the jugular idiom

  • hammer

  • inveigh against sb/sth

  • malign

  • pitch

  • strike out (at sb/sth)

  • talk trash idiom

  • tall poppy syndrome

  • trash

  • union-bashing

  • wowser

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niggling


(Definition of “niggle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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I hope that if we can overcome the niggles we can move upon this venture.
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While this legislation may not be of primary or major importance, the niggles annoy and cause all sorts of problems.
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He thought that we haggled and niggled about details.
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We have been seen to be spending months niggling over something which makes little or no difference.
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I appreciate that these may be only minor niggles to be set against the enormous amount of extra legislation and orders which are being imposed.
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I do not want to seem ungrateful by niggling at this clause.
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You can say that without niggling around with the definitions; and the courts are left to use their common sense.
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You cannot expect to get satisfaction and content in the police forces, if, after they get an award, you start niggling.
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Lastly, there are proposals to deal with fees and remove an anomaly which has always niggled me.
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Every time, on everything that we have done, they have niggled and knocked.
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Only minor matters are still niggling at the back of my mind.
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We should keep reverting to and niggling at some subjects.
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You do not start niggling about whether they are entitled to that or say that if they had saved a bit more they would not be entitled to it.
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There was a series of niggles.
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There are lots of little niggles.
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Translations of “niggle”

 

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  • in Polish
  • in Turkish
  • in Portuguese
  • in Russian
  • in Chinese (Simplified)

  • 憂慮, (通常指長時間)使煩擾,困擾, 批評…

  • dokuczać, męczyć…

  • uzun süre sıkıntı ve rahatsızlık vermek, endişe duymak…

  • irritar, queixar-se, preocupar-se…

  • изводить, надоедать…

  • 忧虑, (通常指长时间)使烦扰,困扰, 批评…

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