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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrewish, naggingadjective

    continually complaining or faultfinding

    "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents"


  1. naggingnoun

    The action of the verb nag.

  2. naggingadjective

    causing persistent mild pain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nagging

    of Nag

  2. Naggingadjective

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


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nagging in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nagging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of nagging in a Sentence

  1. Linda Kay Klein:

    The fictions I had learned in church haunted me, i thought if you were in a hot tub and someone ejaculated, [ sperm ] would somehow get over to you. Sex created such a sense of shame that not only could I not have [ it ], I had nightmares and constant nagging thoughts of how far we had gone sexually.

  2. Abigail Harding:

    Right before the results came back, we had a little nagging fear, you know, what if the results came back negative.

  3. Jessica Thon-Ralph:

    There is always that thought when you travel, especially when you have children and when you go to new and unknown places. It is now more upfront in our minds, for sure, do I feel that it will happen again next weekend? I don't believe so. Unfortunately, there are the 'what ifs' that are nagging at me.

  4. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Nagging questions remain Where is the line between making the most of one's potential and reaching for the unattainable Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.

  5. The wise Pharoah Moe:

    Constant complaining and nagging about how life is a biatch, will only grow it more horny..

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