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1. nag

verb. ['ˈnæg'] bother persistently with trivial complaints.

Synonyms

  • complain
  • kvetch
  • kick
  • hen-peck
  • peck
  • quetch
  • plain

Antonyms

  • recuperate
  • achromatic
  • uncork
  • please

Etymology

  • nagge (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Nag

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Example sentences of the word nag


1. Noun, singular or mass
Although horses could be expensive, a broken-down nag could be bought cheaply and used for some work.

2. Adjective
Instead, the system tray was full of icons, nag screens and a long boot time.

3. Verb, base form
It should also satisfy cravings that may nag at your daily diet.

4. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
CNN has some tips for gracefully declining a Thanksgiving invitation, even if your parents nag you.

5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Sometimes, grammar just seems like a nit-picky thing your teachers always nag you about, right?

Quotes containing the word nag


1. You are doing the best you can, and that best results in good to yourself and to others. Do not nag yourself with a sense of failure. Get on your knees and ask for the blessings of the Lord;then stand on your feet and do what you are asked to do.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

2. Advice,"Doña Vorchenza chuckled. "Advice. The years play a sort of alchemical trick, transmuting one's mutterings to a state of respectability. Give advice at forty and you're a nag. Give it at seventy and you're a sage.
- Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

3. Russian, Metafizicheskiy-poshlost This is the humorous metaphysical banality like watching Tolstoy's wife, Sophia, nag her husband about leaving borscht stains on the table linen. The resulting discombobulation totally messed up the ending of Anna Karenina.
- Beryl Dov

2. nag

verb. ['ˈnæg'] worry persistently.

Synonyms

  • worry

Antonyms

  • forget
  • sunniness

Etymology

  • nagge (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. nag

noun. ['ˈnæg'] someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault.

Synonyms

  • common scold
  • unpleasant person
  • scold
  • scolder
  • disagreeable person
  • harridan

Antonyms

  • impure
  • patterned
  • indirect
  • attractive

Etymology

  • nagge (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. nag

noun. ['ˈnæg'] an old or over-worked horse.

Synonyms

  • horse
  • Equus caballus
  • jade
  • plug

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • pretentious
  • complex
  • rhetorical

Etymology

  • nagge (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. nag

verb. ['ˈnæg'] remind or urge constantly.

Antonyms

  • refresh

Etymology

  • nagge (Middle English (1100-1500))
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