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Adjective: niggling  nig-ling
Usage: informal
  1. Small and of little importance
    "a dispute over niggling details";
    - fiddling [informal], footling [informal], lilliputian [informal], little [informal], piddling [informal], piffling [informal], petty [informal], picayune [N. Amer, informal], trivial [informal], niggly [informal], piddly [informal]
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 [N. Amer, informal], worry

Encyclopedia: Niggling