Definition of piffling in English:

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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;
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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