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{adj: broken, broken in} tamed or trained to obey
"a horse broken to the saddle"
"this old nag is well broken in"



{adj: caviling, carping, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling} quibbling over insignificant details
"caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke
"her nagging and carping attack"
"thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"
"a pettifogging lawyer's mind"
"had no patience with quibbling critics"

{adj: dominated, henpecked} harassed by persistent nagging

{adj: shrewish, nagging} continually complaining or faultfinding
"a shrewish wife"
"nagging parents"

{adv: interminably, endlessly} all the time; seemingly without stopping
"a theological student with whom I argued interminably"
"her nagging went on endlessly"

{n: Nag Hammadi, Nag Hammadi Library} a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism

{n: Nag Hammadi} a town in Upper Egypt

{n: bankroll, roll} a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
"he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"

{n: hack, jade, nag, plug} an old or over-worked horse

{n: kvetch} (Yiddish) a nagging complaint

{n: scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold} someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

{n: shrew, termagant} a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

{n: shrewishness} a nature given to nagging or scolding

{v: nag, peck, hen-peck} bother persistently with trivial complaints
"She nags her husband all day long"

{v: nag} remind or urge constantly
"she nagged to take a vacation"

{v: nag} worry persistently
"nagging concerns and doubts"


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