1 someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault [syn: scold, scolder, nagger, common scold]
1 bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long" [syn: peck, hen-peck]
2 worry persistently; "nagging concerns and doubts"
3 remind or urge constantly; "she nagged to take a vacation" [also: nagging, nagged]nagging adj : continually complaining or faultfinding; "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents" [syn: shrewish]nagging See nag
- present participle of nag
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