Little and Niggling


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Little adjective – (informal) small and of little importance.
Usage example: a little (or small) matter

Niggling is a synonym for little. In some cases you can use "Niggling" instead an adjective "Little".
Nearby Word: littleness
Synonyms for Little


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Niggling adjective – So small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention.
Usage example: only niggling differences between the original Broadway musical and the film version that followed

Little is a synonym for niggling. You can use "Little" instead an adjective "Niggling".
Nearby Word: niggled
Synonyms for Niggling

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  • However, the more the hero gets shot at, sliced, and stabbed without getting anything worse than cut or singed hair, the louder that niggling little voice saying "Y'know, if he'd been half a second slower" gets.
  • However, anything that promises to "fix all those niggling little problems we've accumulated over the years" is likely to not do that to the satisfaction of anyone, but nearly always produces something that just manages to introduce even more problems.
  • Uncanny Valley: A pair of Yellow Snout males evoke this reaction in Raptor Red: their courtship dance is almost right, but the niggling little differences, not to mention the completely incorrect snoutband colour, repulse her.
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