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

Examples of footling in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of footling

footle


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