niggling
Verb
  1. present participle of niggle#English|niggle
Adjective
  1. petty
    • 1863, Charles Darwin's letter to J. D. Hooker, 14th of July 1863 ↗
      My dear Hooker, I am getting very much amused by my tendrils, it is just the sort of niggling work which suits me, and takes up no time and rather rests me whilst writing.
Noun

niggling (plural nigglings)

  1. A sensation that niggles.
    • 2009, Jenny Parratt, Feelings of Change: Stories of Having a Baby (page 10)
      Occasionally a paranoia or slight insecurity that is not based on reality will bring nigglings of that bad time.



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