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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nig•gleˈnɪg əl(v.i.)-gled, -gling.

  1. (n.)to spend too much time and effort on inconsequential details; trifle.

  2. to criticize in a peevish way; carp.

Origin of niggle:

1610–20; < Scand; (ult. < ON hnøggr stingy, c. OE hnēaw); cf. niggard



  1. niggly(Adjective)

    bad-tempered, especially about trivial details.

  2. niggly(Adjective)

    trivial, insignificant

  3. niggly(Adjective)

    pernickety, paying too much attention to small details.


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