What does nagging mean?

Definitions for nagging

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrewish, nagging(adj)

    continually complaining or faultfinding

    "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents"


  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


  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".


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The wise Pharoah Moe:

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

  2. Kristen Stewart:

    I am thrilled. I love movies. I don't have those nagging, regretful feelings about either of them, it is a miracle.

  3. Abigail Harding:

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

  4. John Stephenson:

    The nagging sense is why are we hearing about this at the last minute and given that we're hearing about it at the last minute, what else aren't they telling us.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    People who can’t solve their own domestic nagging issues have often either to offer more unsolicited views or even invited a lot to solve others internal home concerns.

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