Definition of footling in English:

footling

Line breaks: foot¦ling
Pronunciation: /ˈfuːtlɪŋ
 
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adjective

Trivial and irritating: year after year you come with the same footling complaint
More example sentences
  • Yet here we are, hours later, arguing footling amendments, ridiculously trivial rubbish, that the so-called famous chairman of the select committee, all on his own behalf, changes the number, and all the rest of it.
  • It may be reassuring to some Americans to think of our country as above the community of nations and beyond the footling machinations of minor states.
  • It's fox hunting all over again - I cannot think of a more footling way to judge an author's ability than by the attention he pays to a particular social class.
Synonyms
trivial, trifling, petty, insignificant, unimportant, minor, silly, pointless, immaterial, irrelevant, inessential, non-essential, time-wasting, fiddling, hair-splitting, paltry, nugatory, worthless; of little account, not worth bothering about, not worth mentioning
informal piddling, piffling, penny-ante
British informal twopenny-halfpenny
North American informal nickel-and-dime, small-bore, picayune

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