Synonyms for nag

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nag
Phonetic Transcription : næg

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Définition of nag

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.
  • verb harass, bother
Example sentences :
  • Just the nag I want, Mr. Whittlesey; only I've no ready cash to pay for him.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880 » by Various
  • If I tell you what I want to, will you promise not to pitch into me, and not to nag and poke fun?
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Eri » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • I says, 'anything from plowing to threshing and nicking a nag's tail,' I says.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • The poor ruffler was fallen into meditation, and noted not that his nag did no more than amble.
  • Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
  • I heard that you were last seen eloping with Tim and my nag Bill.
  • Extract from : « Mixed Faces » by Roy Norton
  • But Lady Mountfencer's nag was fast too, was fast and had a will of his own.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • With this, he unhooked his nag from the wall, and clattered off to the "Packhorse."
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866 » by Various
  • But it will nag at them because they know this effect can't possibly exist.
  • Extract from : « Toy Shop » by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • Yes, an' or mighty likely nag it wuz, too, which he called Jim.
  • Extract from : « Jack Wright and His Electric Stage; » by "Noname"
  • Pierre, are you going to nag me about a little thing like that?
  • Extract from : « Riders of the Silences » by John Frederick

Antonyms for nag

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