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Dictionary entry overview: What does niggling mean?
• NIGGLING (adjective)
The adjective NIGGLING has 1 sense:
1. (informal) small and of little importance
Familiarity information: NIGGLING used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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(informal) 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 / 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
unimportant (not important)
colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)
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