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Meaning of NIGGLING

Pronunciation:  'nigling

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

NIGGLING is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial, unimportant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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