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footling

[ foot-ling ]

adjective

, Informal.
  1. foolish; silly:

    ridiculous, footling remarks.

  2. trifling or useless.


footling

/ ˈfuːtlɪŋ /

adjective

  1. informal.
    silly, trivial, or petty


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Word History and Origins

Origin of footling1

First recorded in 1895–1900; footle + -ing 2

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Example Sentences

Ive repeated to myself over and over again exactly what I want to say to you, and now all Id prepared seems rather footling.

If you ask me, I should call it a simply footling show—but you were long enough over it.

Seems as if everything were too small and footling to matter.

Still jumping, I said to myself: 'What in the name of glory are those asses right and left footling about?

Only a couple of days ago I was compelled to take him off a case because his handling of it was so footling.

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