Definitions of nag



(of a person) constantly harassing someone to do something.

their overprotective and nagging parents


persistently painful or worrying.

a nagging pain



annoy or irritate (a person) with persistent fault-finding or continuous urging.

she constantly nags her daughter about getting married


shrewish complaining grumbling fault-finding scolding carping criticizing harass badger give someone a hard time hound harry criticize carp find fault with keep on at grumble at go on at henpeck hassle get on someone's case ride

Examples of Nagging

I joined the team last year for the first time, despite a prolonged nagging illness.

Synonyms of nag


shrewish persistent


harass trouble peck

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.

Proverbs 21:20

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 27:15

A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;

Proverbs 25:24

It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Ecclesiastes 7:26

And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.

Luke 18:5

yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'"

Proverbs 25:19

Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.

Proverbs 17:1

Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Luke 13:28

"In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out.

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.

Judges 16:16

It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.

Proverbs 25:17

Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.

Proverbs 12:4

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

Luke 11:5

Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves;

Colossians 3:21

Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

Proverbs 27:16

He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.

Judges 14:17

However she wept before him seven days while their feast lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people.

Acts 16:18

She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out at that very moment.

Matthew 27:39

And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads

Proverbs 21:10

The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

Proverbs 10:26

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.