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Definition 1: (informal) small and of little importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fiddling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fiddling sum of money
  • a footling gesture
  • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
  • a little (or small) matter
  • a dispute over niggling details
  • limited to petty enterprises
  • piffling efforts
  • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction

Synonyms for fiddling in the sense of this definition

(fiddling is similar to ...) not important

"a relatively unimportant feature of the system" "the question seems unimportant"

(fiddling is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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