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foo·tling

 (fo͞ot′lĭng)
adj. Informal
1. Lacking importance or significance; trifling: a footling gesture.
2. Stupid; inept.

[Present participle of footle.]
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footling

(ˈfuːtlɪŋ)
adj
informal silly, trivial, or petty
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foot•ling

(ˈfʊt lɪŋ)

adj. Informal.
1. foolish; silly: a footling amateur.
2. trifling; trivial: a footling remark.
[1895–1900; footle + -ing2]
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footle, footling - To footle is to talk or act foolishly, from the old verb meaning "bungle"; as an adjective, footle (or footling) refers to something trifling or silly.
See also related terms for silly.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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Translations

footling

[ˈfuːtlɪŋ] ADJtrivial, insignificante
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footling

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footling

[ˈfʊtlɪŋ] adjstupido/a, insignificante
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