On this page:
- Definition of the noun niggle
- Definition of the verb niggle
- Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for niggle
- Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for niggle
- Usage statistics about niggle
- Photo about niggle
- Video language resources about niggle
- Scrabble value of N1I1G2G2L1E1
- Anagrams of NIGGLE
- Share this page
Definition of the noun niggle
What does niggle mean as a name of something?
- A minor complaint or problem.
- [obsolete] Small, cramped handwriting.
Definition of the verb niggle
What does niggle mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: niggled | niggling | niggles
- worry unnecessarily or excessively
- example: Sam and Sue niggle over the results of the experiment
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] at [Experiencer] The irritation niggled at Melinda [Cause] [Verb] to [Experiencer] This painting appeals to Malinda
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonyms of niggle: fret / fuss
- more generic word: worry = be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
- more specific words:
- argue over petty things
Alternative definition of the verb niggle
- To trifle with; to deceive; to mock.
- To dwell too much on minor points.
- To fidget, fiddle, be restless.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for niggle
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
Putting the Pieces Together by Ian Fraser Glenday, Rick Sather
Niggle is an English expression that is in popular use in Britain. It does not have a direct translation in many languages and doesn't...
Achieving Ascension (2017)
by Sonia Diane Bradford in conjunction with Veronica J. Cate by Sonia Diane Bradford
Beyond the small irate niggle is the emotional response that can come from the information given. (This is the “baby” ego part that One needs to watch out for and reject.) The biggest thing to consider is that a speed channeller requires a quiet ...
by Billy Brownless
' niggle:a worrying small ...
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
250, 1973 niggle ...
Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z by Gordon Williams
asserts that wap had already superseded niggle in the canting vocabulary: 'Nigling, company keeping with a woman, is not used now, but wapping, and thereof comes the name wapping-morts, ...
See Niggle. Nifle. A trifle. Norman niveloter, to amuse oneself with trifles. Niffnaffs, trifles, knicknacks. — Hal. The radical image is a snap with the ...
by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
niggle, pester, heartache, trouble Worry continuously—beset Worry over— brood Worry over petty details—niggle Worse fortune that is deserved—hard luck Worsen—aggravate, complicate, compound, deteriorate, degenerate, debase, ...
An Introduction by Anatoly Liberman
perhaps even slang, and, like niggle, nuddle, and knubble, it had no currency outside a ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for niggle
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Usage statistics about niggle
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb niggle:
Photo about niggle
Leaf by Niggle
Photo credit: glenngould
Video language resources about niggle
Click on an item to play that video:
See also the pronunciation examples of niggle!
Scrabble value of N1I1G2G2L1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of NIGGLE
What do you get if you rearrange the letters?
See also the blanagrams of niggle!
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of niggle to see it in context!