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Niggling   Listen
Niggling

adjective
1.
(informal) small and of little importance.  Synonyms: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial.  "A footling gesture" , "Our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war" , "A little (or small) matter" , "A dispute over niggling details" , "Limited to petty enterprises" , "Piffling efforts" , "Giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"






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