Definitions for nagging

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrewish, nagging(adj)

    continually complaining or faultfinding

    "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents"

Wiktionary

  1. nagging(Noun)

    The action of the verb nag.

  2. nagging(Adjective)

    causing persistent mild pain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nagging

    of Nag

  2. Nagging(adj)

    fault-finding; teasing; persistently annoying; as, a nagging toothache

Freebase

  1. Nagging

    Nagging, in interpersonal communication, is repetitious behaviour in the form of pestering, hectoring or otherwise continuous urging an individual to complete previously discussed requests or act on advice.A form of persistent persuasion that is more repetitive rather than aggressive. According to the Wall Street Journal, nagging is "the interaction in which one person repeatedly makes a request, the other person repeatedly ignores it and both become increasingly annoyed". Thus, nagging is an interaction to which each party contributes. According to Kari P. Soule "That Interpersonal ritual is nagging.Yet, the term nagging seldom appears in interpersonal communication or conflict textbooks.It appears that "nagging" is commonly used in everyday conversation but it rarely makes it to academic print" The word is derived from the Scandinavian nagga, which means "to gnaw".


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