niggling


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Niggling \Nig"gling\, a.
   1. petty, trivial, or inconsequential.
      [PJC]

   2. Excessively demanding of time or attention; as, niggling
      little details.
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

niggling \nig"gling\, n.
   Finicky or pottering work; specif. (Fine Arts), Minute and
   very careful workmanship in drawing, painting, or the like,
   esp. when bestowed on unimportant detail.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Niggle \Nig"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Niggled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Niggling.] [Dim. of Prov. E. nig to clip money; cf. also
   Prov. E. nig a small piece.]
   To trifle with; to deceive; to mock. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
   [1913 Webster]
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