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Piddling   /pˈɪdəlɪŋ/  /pˈɪdlɪŋ/   Listen
Piddling

adjective
1.
(informal) small and of little importance.  Synonyms: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, petty, picayune, piffling, trivial.  "A footling gesture" , "Our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war" , "A little (or small) matter" , "A dispute over niggling details" , "Limited to petty enterprises" , "Piffling efforts" , "Giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"






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"Piddling" Quotes from Famous Books



... determined to write freely to you this time. A certain great Fortune and piddling Genius, whose Fame has been trumpeted so loudly, has given a silly Cast to our whole Doings. We are between Hawk and Buzzard. We ought to have had in our Hands a month ago the whole Legislative, executive, and judicial of the whole Continent, ...
— The Eve of the Revolution - A Chronicle of the Breach with England, Volume 11 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • Carl Becker



Words linked to "Piddling" :   colloquialism, petty, unimportant



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