footling

adjective
foo·​tling | \ ˈfü-tᵊl-iŋ How to pronounce footling (audio) , 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 in a Sentence

the assistant's job was to shield the president from such footling problems

First Known Use of footling

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for footling

footle

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The first known use of footling was in 1888

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