nagging

[ nag-ing ]
/ ˈnæg ɪŋ /

adjective

continually faultfinding, complaining, or petulant: a nagging parent.
persistently recurring; unrelenting: a nagging backache.

Origin of nagging

First recorded in 1830–40; nag1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM nagging

nag·ging·ness, nounun·nag·ging, adjectiveun·nag·ging·ly, adverb
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