Examples of piddling in a Sentence
He was paid a piddling amount of money.
raised one final, piddling objection to the plan
Recent Examples of piddling from the Web
Given the plan’s piddling cuts for middle-income families, as well as the intensity of tax-reform negotiations more generally, much of the plan is likely to change in the coming months.
Despite Brownback’s 2014 promise that his plan would create 100,000 jobs over the next four years, as of March 2017, Kansas had added a piddling 12,400 private-sector jobs.
Set alongside the gargantuan, horrifically mesmerizing personality of Trump, the charisma and energy of Macron, the steadfastness and longevity of Merkel, even the scariness of Putin, our politics comes over as being somewhat piddling by comparison.
Today, the solar system is pretty easy to keep track of (except for that piddling dwarf planet debate).
That is a low bar, given the piddling returns on one-month Treasury bills, which now yield less than 1 percent.
The following year saw zero emissions growth, while 2016 saw a piddling 0.2 percent rise.
Despite the fact that Steve Cohen is gearing up for a comeback that will make Preet Bharara weep, his hedge fund recorded its second-worst year ever in 2016, returning a piddling 1 percent.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'piddling.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of piddling
Synonymschicken, de minimis, footling, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, measly, Mickey Mouse, minute, niggling, no-account, nominal, paltry, peanut, petty, picayune, negligible, piddly, piffling, pimping, slight, trifling, trivial
Antonymsbig, consequential, considerable, important, material, significant
Related Wordsinferior, mean; imperceptible, inappreciable; little, puny, tiny; hairsplitting, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling; one-horse, small-fry, two-bit
Near Antonymsserious, substantial, weighty; eventful, momentous, pivotal; conspicuous, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, striking; appreciable, discernible (also discernable), measurable
PIDDLING Defined for English Language Learners
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up piddling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).