Nag vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?
As a noun nag
is or nag
can be .
As a verb nag
As an adjective obnoxious is
(etyl) nagge'', cognate with Dutch ''negge
A small horse; a pony.
An old useless horse.
(obsolete, derogatory) A paramour.
* 1598 , , III. x. 11:
- Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt – Whom leprosy o'ertake!
* (old useless horse) dobbin, hack, jade, plug
* (old useless horse) bum (racing )
Probably from a (etyl) source; compare Swedish .
To repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters.
To act inappropriately in the eyes of peers, to backstab, to verbally abuse.
To bother with persistent memories.
Other sorts of persistent annoyance, e.g.:
- The notion that he forgot something nagged him the rest of the day.
- A nagging pain in his left knee
- A nagging north wind
* obnoctious (obsolete)
Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
- He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
(archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
* 1661 , , page 26,
- Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
- To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.