from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Annoying, troubling, or irritating in a petty way.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Mean; contemptible.
  • Finicking; fussy.
  • noun Finicking, fussy, or over-elaborate work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective petty, trivial, or inconsequential.
  • adjective Excessively demanding of time or attention.
  • noun (Fine Arts) Finicky or pottering work

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of niggle.
  • adjective petty

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (informal) small and of little importance


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