AskDefine | Define piffling

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piffling adj : (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "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" [syn: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, niggling, piddling, petty, picayune, trivial]

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  1. present participle of piffle


  1. unimportant

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Mickey Mouse, jerkwater, measly, niggling, one-horse, peddling, pettifogging, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, pimping, poky, punk, puny, small-beer, small-time, tinhorn, trifling, trivial, two-bit, two-by-four
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