Synonyms for Nag:


deride, rebuke, denigrate, criticize, remonstrate, reprimand, find fault with, blame, reproach, put down. big brother, tyrant, taskmaster, martinet, control freak, disciplinarian, autocrat, gatekeeper, dictator. force, drag into, threaten. tear apart, concern, frighten, alarm, unsettle, worry, distress, weigh on. animal (noun)
hack, plug, jade.
horse (noun)
nag (noun)
hack, scold, plug, peck, scolder, jade, common scold, nagger, hen-peck.
plug (noun)
animal, mount, horse.


abuse (verb)
reproach, pick on, tear apart.
aggravate (verb)
hack, fret, hassle, antagonize, exacerbate, badger, trouble, disturb, aggravate, pester, bother, irk, discompose, perturb, irritate, harry, grate, chafe, bedevil, harass, vex, torment, exasperate, enrage, infuriate, annoy, upset, arouse, envenom, peeve, rankle, bait, needle, tease, inflame.
annoy (verb)
harass, chafe, disturb, bedevil, perturb, Henpeck, distress, trouble.
beg (verb)
beset (verb)
compel (verb)
hijack, incite, spark, press, push, coerce, goad, bulldoze, oblige, galvanize, browbeat, daunt, impel, dictate, dragoon, motivate, stress, propel, mandate, urge, foment, intimidate, drive, bully, compel, pressure, stimulate, cause.
cuss (verb)
curse, scold, blaspheme, swear, cuss.
nag (verb)
badger, irritate, harry, bait, irk, worry, carp at, torment, tease, vex, annoy, goad, urge, pester, scold, needle.
protest (verb)

Other synonyms:

horse, disciplinarian, drag into, big brother, control freak, taskmaster, martinet. tyrant, gatekeeper, dictator, autocrat. force. aggravate
grate, irk.
Other relevant words:
hen-peck, hack, autocrat, carp at, mount, remonstrate, pick on, common scold, disciplinarian, fuss at, frighten, bronco, peck, nagger, worry, distress, horse, charger, plug, Henpeck, find fault with, jade, scolder, criticize, threaten, force.

Usage examples for nag

  1. The hardest nag in all the world to ride is the nightmare. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  2. The " womanly way" is to nag and tease. – In Times Like These by Nellie L. McClung