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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 niggling
 (a.)為瑣事操心的;萎縮的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nig·gle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Niggled p. pr. & vb. n. Niggling ]  To trifle with; to deceive; to mock. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 nig·gling n. Finicky or pottering work; specif. Fine Arts, Minute and very careful workmanship in drawing, painting, or the like, esp. when bestowed on unimportant detail.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 niggling
      adj : (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling
            sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are
            lilliputian compared with those of countries that are
            at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse
            regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details";
            "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts";
            "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the
            law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction" [syn: fiddling,
             footling, lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, piddling,
             piffling, petty, picayune, trivial]