- Pathetically trivial; trifling: piddling little questionsMore example sentences
trivial, trifling, petty, footling, slight, small, insignificant, unimportant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, negligible; meager, inadequate, insufficient, paltry, scant, scanty, derisory, pitiful, miserable, puny, niggardly, beggarly, merede minimis
- I suppose I should do something sensible like invest some of this money for when I get back, if one can invest the piddling sums I'll have left after setting holiday and beer-in-England money aside.
- Musicians cynically note the gigantic tax abatements the city offers to high tech firms, as compared with the piddling sums it is willing to invest in its pool of thousands of young artists.
- Typically, beneficiaries of such class action suits get piddling sums, often nothing more than a discount on their next purchase.