Footling - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfuːtlɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word footling
Brit.  |ˈfuːtlɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word footling
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to footle

adjective

- (informal) small and of little importance(syn: fiddling, lilliputian, little, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial)

a footling gesture

Examples

...the assistant's job was to shield the president from such footling problems...

...spent the morning footling about while others were working...

Stop footling about, we have serious work to do.

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