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See definition of needling on Dictionary.com
  • as insarcastic
  • as insatiric
  • as inscoffing
  • as inridicule

synonyms for needling

  • acerbic
  • acid
  • arrogant
  • biting
  • bitter
  • brusque
  • caustic
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • disrespectful
  • mordant
  • sardonic
  • satirical
  • saucy
  • trenchant
  • acerb
  • acrimonious
  • austere
  • backhanded
  • captious
  • carping
  • chaffing
  • contemptuous
  • contumelious
  • corrosive
  • cussed
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • disillusioned
  • evil
  • hostile
  • irascible
  • ironical
  • mean
  • offensive
  • ornery
  • salty
  • scorching
  • scornful
  • scurrilous
  • severe
  • sharp
  • smart-alecky
  • snarling
  • sneering
  • taunting
  • twitting
  • weisenheiming

antonyms for needling

MOST RELEVANT
  • bland
  • calm
  • complimentary
  • courteous
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • polite
  • respectful
  • sweet
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How to use needling in a sentence

Chewing the scriber and needling his brain, he slowly built up a list of other possibilities.
DEATHWORLDHARRY HARRISON
On and on went the five, needling, pressing at every weak spot, trying to break him down.
THE PENAL CLUSTERIVAR JORGENSEN (AKA RANDALL GARRETT)
And naturally Marina was needling him all the time to buy an automobile.
WARREN COMMISSION (9 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. IX (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
Apart from an impression, as a matter of fact you were present and knew she was needling him to purchase an automobile?
WARREN COMMISSION (9 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. IX (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
The results are somewhat similar to those obtained by needling, but the clot formed on the large coil of wire is more extensive.
MANUAL OF SURGERYALEXIS THOMSON AND ALEXANDER MILES
If ligation is found to be impracticable, the Moore-Corradi method or Macewen's needling may be tried.
MANUAL OF SURGERYALEXIS THOMSON AND ALEXANDER MILES
Needling or acupuncture consists in piercing the nerve at intervals in the buttock and thigh with long steel needles.
MANUAL OF SURGERYALEXIS THOMSON AND ALEXANDER MILES
But I think it came down to us having a good time needling each other.
DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOMCORY DOCTOROW
The chairman explained that the infrequent meetings were used mostly for "needling people and asking for statistics."
INTEGRATION OF THE ARMED FORCES, 1940-1965MORRIS J. MACGREGOR, JR.
A thin, high streak of vapor-trail needling down toward them from the sunrise rainbow turned the channel of his thought.
TRADERS RISKROGER DEE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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