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footling

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adjective foo·tling \ˈfü-təl-iŋ, ˈfüt-liŋ\

Definition of footling

  1. 1 :  lacking judgment or ability :  inept <footling amateurs who understand nothing — E. R. Bentley>

  2. 2 :  lacking use or value :  trivial <footling matters>



Examples of footling

  1. <the assistant's job was to shield the president from such footling problems>



Origin of footling

footle


First Known Use: circa 1897


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