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1. Lacking importance or significance; trifling: a footling gesture.
2. Stupid; inept.
[Present participle of footle.]
informal silly, trivial, or petty
1. foolish; silly: a footling amateur.
2. trifling; trivial: a footling remark.
See also related terms for silly.
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|Adj.||1.||footling - (informal) 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"; "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"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"