Antonyms for nagging

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nag-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnæg ɪŋ

Definition of nagging

Origin :
  • "annoy by scolding," 1828, originally a dialectal word meaning "to gnaw" (1825), probably ultimately from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gnaga "to complain," literally "to bite, gnaw," dialectal Swedish and Norwegian nagga "to gnaw"), from Proto-Germanic *gnagan, related to Old English gnagan "to gnaw" (see gnaw). Related: Nagged; nagger; nagging.
  • adj painful
Example sentences :
  • In the second scene of this second act Adriana goes on nagging in almost the same way.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • He did not think it was decent of them to be nagging at him like this.
  • Extract from : « Typhoon » by Joseph Conrad
  • He, himself, already felt the nagging effect of jangling nerves.
  • Extract from : « Sand Doom » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Does it occur to you that Mr. Bordman is nagging himself to achieve the inconceivable?
  • Extract from : « Sand Doom » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • After every nagging letter—thank God they don't write often any more!
  • Extract from : « The Straw » by Eugene O'Neill
  • "She has spent the entire summer nagging at me," Eleanor concluded.
  • Extract from : « Quin » by Alice Hegan Rice
  • And what was worse, this time there clung that nagging little doubt.
  • Extract from : « Storm Over Warlock » by Andre Norton
  • Tact is required to avoid fault-finding, nagging, and jealousy.
  • Extract from : « The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book » by Various
  • But her goodness doesn't keep her from nagging, my dear Ebenezer.
  • Extract from : « The Secret of the Storm Country » by Grace Miller White
  • Again on your hobby-horse, nagging at talent whenever you find it in others!
  • Extract from : « Vikram and the Vampire » by Richard F. Burton

Synonyms for nagging

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