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  • verbtease, annoy
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Synonyms for needling

verb tease, annoy
  • badger
  • bait
  • bedevil
  • goad
  • hector
  • irk
  • irritate
  • nag
  • pester
  • prod
  • quiz
  • taunt
  • tweak
  • aggravate
  • bother
  • examine
  • gnaw
  • harass
  • nettle
  • plague
  • prick
  • provoke
  • question
  • ride
  • rile
  • ruffle
  • spur
  • sting
  • worry

Antonyms for needling

  • assuage
  • delight
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • make happy
  • please
  • aid
  • appease
  • assist
  • help
  • mollify
  • soothe
  • praise
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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