Definitions for Niggleˈnɪg əl
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fuss, niggle, fret(verb)
worry unnecessarily or excessively
"don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble(verb)
argue over petty things
"Let's not quibble over pennies"
A minor complaint or problem.
Small, cramped handwriting.
To trifle with; to deceive; to mock.
To dwell too much on minor points.
To fidget, fiddle, be restless.
Origin: First attested in 1599. Origin uncertain, but likely from nigla and/or nugla. Possibly cognate to niggard.
to trifle with; to deceive; to mock
to trifle or play
to act or walk mincingly
to fret and snarl about trifles
Origin: [Dim. of Prov. E. nig to clip money; cf. also Prov. E. nig a small piece.]
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