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synonyms for badgering

  • annoy
  • bully
  • goad
  • harass
  • heckle
  • hound
  • pester
  • tease
  • torment
  • bait
  • bug
  • eat
  • harry
  • hassle
  • importune
  • needle
  • nudge
  • plague
  • ride
  • give the business
  • insist on
  • work on
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antonyms for badgering

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  • aid
  • delight
  • help
  • leave alone
  • make happy
  • please
  • support
  • assist
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How to use badgering in a sentence

The people are very unsettled, thanks to this disputed boundary question, and the badgering of the Natal Government.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
But that can be no possible reason for badgering the life out of his father's widow twenty years after his father's death!
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
Go, and sit, and look sheepish, and sing hymns with the people I've been badgering; and everybody seeing me!
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Abdul Kerim escaped with a slight reprimand, but I afterwards heard the other men badgering him.
TRANS-HIMALAYA, VOL. 2 (OF 2)SVEN HEDIN
There was more of this pleading and emotional badgering until finally out of sheer exhaustion Angela said yes.
THE "GENIUS"THEODORE DREISER
The Managers organized an inquisition for the purpose of torturing and badgering Ross into submission.
THE CLANSMANTHOMAS DIXON
It took her six years of badgering her protector, from 1819 to 1825, to bring about the eviction.
SHE STANDS ACCUSEDVICTOR MACCLURE
They cannot break out in revolt at the badgering of the witness.
THE MAN IN COURTFREDERIC DEWITT WELLS
The talk dragged along little by little and Flossie began badgering young Haight.
VANDOVER AND THE BRUTEFRANK NORRIS
He pretended to eat, and forced himself to talk, joining in with Ellis, who was badgering the Dummy about Flossie.
VANDOVER AND THE BRUTEFRANK NORRIS
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WORDS RELATED TO BADGERING

  • badgering
  • badinage
  • banter
  • bothering
  • chaff
  • disturbing
  • exasperating
  • harassing
  • irritating
  • joking
  • kidding
  • mocking
  • plaguing
  • provoking
  • raillery
  • taunt
  • taunting
  • tickling
  • tormenting
  • vexing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.