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Piddling  adj.  Trifling; trivial; frivolous; paltry; applied to persons and things. "The ignoble hucksterage of piddling tithes."

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Piddling" Quotes from Famous Books

... is sufficiently accounted for by Murray's; of whose work, most of the authors who have any such rule, are either piddling modifiers or servile copyists. And Murray's silence on these matters, is in part attributable to the fact, that when he wrote his remark, his system of grammar denied that nouns have any first person, or any objective case. Of course ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown

... always annoyed him to think of the operators in that section. They simply sat around, doing nothing but watch their screens and keep their few, piddling records. They did nothing productive, but they had to be retained. Actually, he had to admit, they were a necessity under present conditions. War was always a possibility and the enemy was building up his potential. He might strike at any time, ...
— Final Weapon • Everett B. Cole

... my masters, turn from piddling to the turmoil and the strife! Cease from sonneting, my brothers; let ...
— The Certain Hour • James Branch Cabell

... confined himself to piddling game, exercising his genius upon his own tutor, who attracted his attention, by endeavouring to season his mind with certain political maxims, the fallacy of which he had discernment enough to perceive. Scarce a day passed in which he did not find means to render Mr. Jolter ...
— The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I • Tobias Smollett

Words linked to "Piddling" :   trivial, little, fiddling, footling, picayune, petty, lilliputian, niggling, colloquialism, unimportant

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