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nagging

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WNagging
  • Nagging, in interpersonal communication, is repetitious behaviour in the form of pestering, hectoring or otherwise continuously urging an individual to complete previously discussed requests or act on advice.
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, nagging is "the interaction in which one person repeatedly makes a request, the other person repeatedly ignores it and both become increasingly annoyed".
  • According to Kari P. Soule "That Interpersonal ritual is nagging. Yet, the term nagging seldom appears in interpersonal communication or conflict textbooks.
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    Definition of nagging in English Dictionary

  • NounPLnaggingsSUF-ing
    1. The action of the verb nag.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of nag.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore naggingSUPmost nagging
        1. Causing persistent mild pain, or annoyance.
          1. Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.
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        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Her constant nagging was to him a stream of abuse. ‎
          • Her persistent nagging and constant bickering with me nearly drove me up the wall.
      • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
        1. SCOWL (And Friends) : Alan Beale, 12dicts 4.0 Compiled from 3 ESL Dictionaries
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Verb forms
                • Participles
                  • Present participles

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en lagging
            2. en naggin
            3. en agging
            4. en naggins
            5. en negging
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            2. en naggingly
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            Meaning of nagging for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "nagging" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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