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Adjective: niggling  nig-ling
  1. (informal) small and of little importance
    "a dispute over niggling details";
    - fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune [N. Amer], trivial, piddly
Verb: niggle  ni-gul
  1. Worry unnecessarily or excessively
    "don't niggle too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now";
    - fuss, fret
     
  2. Argue over petty things
    "Let's not niggle over pennies";
    - quibble, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble

See also: unimportant

Type of: argue, contend, debate, fence, sweat, worry

Encyclopedia: Niggling

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