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
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.
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.
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.
That is a low bar, given the piddling returns on one-month Treasury bills, which now yield less than 1 percent.
Today, the solar system is pretty easy to keep track of (except for that piddling dwarf planet debate).
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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
Definition of piddling for English Language Learners
: small or unimportant
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