Monday, May 26, 2008

Word of the Week #4

niggle - [nig-uhl] - verb

Definition:

1. To be preoccupied with trifles or petty details.
2. To find fault constantly and trivially; carp.

Usage:
1. When doing rewrites it is sometimes hard to make just needed changes and not niggle over every word and comma.
2. Some wives niggle their husbands to death; before long they often end up without husbands to nag.

1 comment:

Crystal Liechty said...

Yay! Niggle is one of my favorite words. And I've actually been saying it right. Phew!