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Syllabification: nag·ging
Pronunciation: /ˈnaɡiNG

Definition of nagging in English:


1(Of a person) constantly harassing someone to do something: their overprotective and nagging parents
More example sentences
  • Would he have been considered a nagging husband because he felt he needed to further explain his position until he was certain I understood how much it meant to him?
  • If you have a nagging boyfriend or girlfriend who spends too much of your money, this is a great one.
  • He said his nagging wife drove him to do it.
2Persistently painful or worrying: a nagging pain only a handful of nagging doubts remained
More example sentences
  • I joined the team last year for the first time, despite a prolonged nagging illness.
  • For simple difficulties, a quick word of advice is often just the thing to solve a nagging problem.
  • The program ought to be required viewing for American schoolchildren - the next generation facing the nagging problems of race.



Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, mom's heart may not be beating, but she's still with them, naggingly offering irritating guilt trips from beyond the grave.
  • Even so, they are tunes that naggingly sit in your brain: teasingly elusive and impossible to pin down immediately.
  • Not a great opera, perhaps, but nevertheless a very interesting one, its disturbing theme clinging naggingly to the conscience in a way than more sumptuous fare rarely does.

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