Nig"gle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Niggled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Niggling (?).] [Dim. of Prov. E. nig to clip money; cf. also Prov. E. nig a small piece.]

To trifle with; to deceive; to mock. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

 

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Nig"gle, v. t.

1.

To trifle or play.

Take heed, daughter,
You niggle not with your conscience and religion.
Massinger.

2.

To act or walk mincingly. [Prov. Eng.]

3.

To fret and snarl about trifles. [Prov. Eng.]

 

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Nig"gle, v. t.

1.

To use, spend, or do in a petty or trifling manner.

2.

To elaborate excessively, as in art.

 

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Nig"gle, v. i. (Chiefly Eng.)

1.

To move about restlessly or without result; to fidget.

2.

To be finicky or excessively critical; to potter; esp., to work with excessive care for trifling details, as in painting.

 

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