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Wordnet 3.0


1. continually complaining or faultfinding;
- Example: "a shrewish wife"
- Example: "nagging parents"
[syn: shrewish, nagging]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nagging \Nag"ging\ (n[a^]g"g[i^]ng), a. Fault-finding; teasing; persistently annoying; as, a nagging toothache. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nag \Nag\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Nagged; p. pr. & vb. n. Nagging.] [Cf. Sw. nagga to nibble, peck, Dan. nage to gnaw, Icel. naga, gnaga, G. nagen, & E. gnaw.] To tease in a petty way; to scold habitually; to annoy; to fret pertinaciously. [Colloq.] "She never nagged." --J. Ingelow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nagging adj 1: continually complaining or faultfinding; "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents" [syn: shrewish, nagging]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "nagging": adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, blandishment, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, cajoling, captious, captiousness, carping, catty, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, chronic, coaxing, continual, continuous, critical, criticism, cynical, demanding, distressing, dunning, exception, faultfinding, flak, fretful, hairsplitting, haunting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercritical, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, importunate, importunateness, importunity, imputation, indelible, insistent, knock, naggy, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, obsessive, overcritical, overcriticalness, peevish, persistent, pestering, pettifogging, pettish, petulant, plaguing, plying, pressing, pressure, priggishness, querulous, quibble, quibbling, rap, recurrent, recurring, reflection, relentless, reproachfulness, resentful, shrewish, slam, stricture, swipe, taking exception, teasing, trichoschistic, trichoschistism, ultracritical, unforgettable, unrelenting, urgency, urgent, urging, vixenish, vixenly, wheedling