piffle


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pif·fle

 (pĭf′əl)
intr.v. pif·fled, pif·fling, pif·fles
To talk or act feebly or futilely.
n.
Foolish or futile talk or ideas; nonsense.

[Origin unknown.]

piffle

(ˈpɪfəl)
n
nonsense: to talk piffle.
vb
(intr) to talk or behave feebly
[C19: origin uncertain]

pif•fle

(ˈpɪf əl)

n., v. -fled, -fling. Informal. n.
1. nonsense, as idle talk or trivial writing.
v.i.
2. to talk or behave in a nonsensical way.
[1840–50; perhaps akin to puff]

piffle


Past participle: piffled
Gerund: piffling

Imperative
piffle
piffle
Present
I piffle
you piffle
he/she/it piffles
we piffle
you piffle
they piffle
Preterite
I piffled
you piffled
he/she/it piffled
we piffled
you piffled
they piffled
Present Continuous
I am piffling
you are piffling
he/she/it is piffling
we are piffling
you are piffling
they are piffling
Present Perfect
I have piffled
you have piffled
he/she/it has piffled
we have piffled
you have piffled
they have piffled
Past Continuous
I was piffling
you were piffling
he/she/it was piffling
we were piffling
you were piffling
they were piffling
Past Perfect
I had piffled
you had piffled
he/she/it had piffled
we had piffled
you had piffled
they had piffled
Future
I will piffle
you will piffle
he/she/it will piffle
we will piffle
you will piffle
they will piffle
Future Perfect
I will have piffled
you will have piffled
he/she/it will have piffled
we will have piffled
you will have piffled
they will have piffled
Future Continuous
I will be piffling
you will be piffling
he/she/it will be piffling
we will be piffling
you will be piffling
they will be piffling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been piffling
you have been piffling
he/she/it has been piffling
we have been piffling
you have been piffling
they have been piffling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been piffling
you will have been piffling
he/she/it will have been piffling
we will have been piffling
you will have been piffling
they will have been piffling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been piffling
you had been piffling
he/she/it had been piffling
we had been piffling
you had been piffling
they had been piffling
Conditional
I would piffle
you would piffle
he/she/it would piffle
we would piffle
you would piffle
they would piffle
Past Conditional
I would have piffled
you would have piffled
he/she/it would have piffled
we would have piffled
you would have piffled
they would have piffled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piffle - trivial nonsense
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
Verb1.piffle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlypiffle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
2.piffle - act in a trivial or ineffective way
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

piffle

noun (Informal) nonsense, rubbish, garbage (informal), hot air (informal), balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (informal), rot, crap (slang), trash, bunk (informal), bullshit (taboo slang), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), bollocks (Brit. taboo slang), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), guff (slang), moonshine, hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bunkum (chiefly U.S.), codswallop (Brit. slang), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), hooey (slang), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), tarradiddle He talks such a load of piffle.

piffle

noun
Translations

piffle

[ˈpɪfl] Ntonterías fpl, paparruchas fpl
piffle!¡tonterías!, ¡bobadas!

piffle

n (inf)Quatsch m (inf), → Schnickschnack m (inf)

piffle

[ˈpɪfl] n (Brit) (old) (fam) → sciocchezze fpl
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