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American English: /ˈnɪɡəl/
British English: /ˈnɪɡ(ə)l/

Translation of niggle in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (complain) she always finds something to niggle about
    siempre encuentra algo de qué quejarse
    siempre tiene algún reparo
  • 2
    also: niggling present participle
    Example sentences
    • It just niggled at me, and I thought I'd say something.
    • So I made my way to our meeting ready to hammer them down, but my sense of fair play niggled at me.
    • One thing that niggled at his mind was the bruises that covered her body.

transitive verb

  • something's niggling him
    algo le preocupa
    algo lo tiene inquieto

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