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intr.v. pif·fled, pif·fling, pif·fles
To talk or act feebly or futilely.
Foolish or futile talk or ideas; nonsense.
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of little worth; trifling.
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|Adj.||1.||piffling - (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"
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adjective (Informal) trivial, petty, trifling, insignificant, little, pants (informal), useless, fiddling, worthless, unimportant, paltry, Mickey Mouse (slang), puny, derisory, measly (informal), piddling (informal), crappy (slang), toytown (slang), poxy (slang), nickel-and-dime (U.S. slang), wanky (taboo slang), chickenshit (U.S. slang) some piffling dispute regarding visiting rights
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piffling[ˈpɪflɪŋ] ADJ [dispute, task] → de poca monta, insignificante; [excuse] → absurdo, ridículo; [sum, amount] → ridículo, irrisorio
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
piffling[ˈpɪflɪŋ] adj → insignifiant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj (inf) → lächerlich
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
piffling[ˈpɪflɪŋ] (fam) adj → insignificante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995