Need another word that means the same as “nagging”? Find 12 synonyms and 30 related words for “nagging” in this overview.
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The synonyms of “Nagging” are: shrewish, complaining, grumbling, carping, persistent, continuous, lingering, niggling, troublesome, unrelenting, unremitting, unabating
Nagging as an Adjective
Definitions of "Nagging" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “nagging” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- (of a person) constantly harassing someone to do something.
- Continually complaining or faultfinding.
- Persistently painful or worrying.
Synonyms of "Nagging" as an adjective (12 Words)
|carping||Continually complaining or finding fault about trivial matters; difficult to please.|
She has silenced the carping critics with a successful debut tour.
|complaining||Expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment.|
A complaining boss.
|continuous||Of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity.|
A continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light.
|grumbling||Continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound.|
The convoy was not moving the grumbling engines idling anxiously in the fog.
|lingering||Lasting for a long time or slow to end.|
There are still some lingering doubts in my mind.
|niggling||(informal) small and of little importance.|
A dispute over niggling details.
Persistent leaves remain attached past maturity.
|shrewish||Continually complaining or faultfinding.|
A shrewish wife.
|troublesome||Difficult to deal with.|
A troublesome infection.
|unabating||Not weakening or losing intensity.|
|unrelenting||Not giving way to kindness or compassion.|
|unremitting||Never relaxing or slackening; incessant.|
Usage Examples of "Nagging" as an adjective
- A nagging pain.
- Nagging parents.
- Only a handful of nagging doubts remained.
- I wanted to get away from my nagging parents.
Associations of "Nagging" (30 Words)
|abusive||Characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment.|
The abusive and predatory practices of businesses.
|agitate||Cause to be agitated excited or roused.|
The thought of questioning Toby agitated him extremely.
|anger||Fill someone with anger provoke anger in.|
I was seething with anger and frustration.
|annoy||Cause annoyance in disturb especially by minor irritations.|
The decision really annoyed him.
Our leaders decided to beleaguer the city.
|distress||Bring into difficulties or distress especially financial hardship.|
A ship in distress.
|disturb||Damage as if by shaking or jarring.|
Take the rollers out carefully so as not to disturb the curls too much.
|fetter||Restrain with fetters.|
He was not fettered by tradition.
|fret||Provide a musical instrument with frets.|
She fretted about the cost of groceries.
|gadfly||A persistently annoying person.|
Always a gadfly he attacked intellectual orthodoxies.
|hack||An act of computer hacking.|
He was sure one of us was going to take a hack at him.
|hamper||A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner.|
A picnic hamper.
|harass||Make repeated small-scale attacks on (an enemy.|
The squadron s task was to harass the retreating enemy forces.
|hinder||Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.|
Language barriers hindered communication between scientists.
|impede||Delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.|
The sap causes swelling which can impede breathing.
|importunate||Expressing persistant and earnest entreaty.|
An importunate job applicant.
|insult||A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.|
The present offer is an absolute insult.
|irk||Irritate or vex.|
It irks her to think of the runaround she received.
|irritate||Excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus.|
Aspirin irritates my stomach.
|jitter||Of a signal or device suffer from jitter.|
The episode is only available as a jittering videotape version.
|offend||Break a commonly accepted rule or principle.|
The smell of ash offended him.
|oppress||Cause to suffer.|
He was oppressed by some secret worry.
|peeve||An annoyed or irritated mood.|
Another peeve of mine is these so called reality shows.
|pest||A serious sometimes fatal infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal.|
Many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides.
|rile||Make turbid by stirring up the sediments of.|
He d been drinking sweet clear water from a well and now that water had been muddied and riled.
|scold||(of a bird) call loudly and persistently.|
He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong.
|scolding||An angry rebuke or reprimand.|
She d get a scolding from Victoria.
|sting||A wound from a sting.|
The police conducted a sting operation.
|stonewall||Engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate.|
I have repeatedly given him the opportunity to clear this matter up but the estate has met with stonewall after stonewall.
|worsen||Make or become worse.|
Arguing actually worsens the problem.