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Nig"gle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Niggled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Niggling (?).] [Dim. of Prov. E. nig to clip money; cf. also Prov. E. nig a small piece.] To trifle with; to deceive; to mock. [Obs.]Beau. & Fl.

Nig"gle, v. t.
1. To trifle or play.Take heed, daughter,You niggle not with your conscience and religion.Massinger.
2. To act or walk mincingly. [Prov. Eng.]
3. To fret and snarl about trifles. [Prov. Eng.]



The verb Niggle has 2 senses

1. fuss,niggle,fret -- worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
2. quibble,niggle,pettifog,bicker,squabble,brabble -- argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
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