AskDefine | Define piffling

Dictionary Definition

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

piffling
  1. present participle of piffle

Adjective

  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
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1