Definition of piffling in English:


Line breaks: pif|fling
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪflɪŋ


  • Trivial; unimportant: it was recorded in a basement for a piffling two grand
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    • Australia itself does not even have any long bridges - the longest in the country is still the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is absolutely piffling by international standards.
    • This amounts to a piffling seventy pence per grand invested per year - wow, I'd like some of that!
    • It's left mostly to the actors to bring the premise to life, recreating the piffling small talk, self-congratulation and unease that are the chump change of real-life social intercourse.
    inadequate, insufficient, tiny, small, minimal, trifling, paltry, pitiful; miserly, miserable; negligible, token, nominal; insulting, derisory, contemptible, outrageous; ridiculous, laughable, ludicrous, risible, preposterous, absurd
    informal measly, stingy, lousy, pathetic, piddling, mingy, poxy
    North American informal nickel-and-dime

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