adjective Date: 1864 of little worth or importance ; trivial

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  • piffling — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ trivial; unimportant …   English terms dictionary

  • piffling — [[t]pɪ̱fəlɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe something as piffling, you are critical of it because it is very small or unimportant. [INFORMAL] ...some piffling dispute regarding visiting rights. Syn: trifling …   English dictionary

  • Piffling — Piffle Pif fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Piffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piffling}.] To be sequeamish or delicate; hence, to act or talk triflingly or ineffectively; to twaddle; piddle. [Dial. or Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piffling — /pif ling/, adj. of little worth; trifling; piddling: piffling efforts. [1890 95; PIFFLE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • piffling — pif|fling [ˈpıflıŋ] adj BrE old fashioned informal piffling amounts are very small and therefore useless …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • piffling — adjective BrE old fashioned unimportant or useless: Even these sums seem piffling in comparison …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • piffling — adjective unimportant …   Wiktionary

  • piffling — Synonyms and related words: Mickey Mouse, jerkwater, measly, niggling, one horse, peddling, pettifogging, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, pimping, poky, punk, puny, small beer, small time, tinhorn, trifling, trivial, two bit, two by four …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Piffling — trivial; petty; nonsensical …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • piffling — Australian Slang trivial; petty; nonsensical …   English dialects glossary

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