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footling

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

Definition of FOOTLING

1
:  lacking judgment or ability :  inept <footling amateurs who understand nothing — E. R. Bentley>
2
:  lacking use or value :  trivial <footling matters>
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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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