piffling :

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  • v  speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
  • v  act in a trivial or ineffective way
  • s  (informal) small and of little importance
    piffling efforts

  • Nor was the Wirt testimony considered piffling by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt.
  • Back in the 1930s when Eleanor Roosevelt first went on the air, her high-pitched, uncertain voice "and the piffling quality of some of her remarks made a field day for mimics.
  • But these are piffling objections.
News & Articles

  • SK Hynix teases 4GB LPDDR3 RAM for high-end mobiles due end of this year
    Samsung has already pressing ahead with its own high-density 20nm LPDDR3 modules, but SK Hynix reckons it can go one better. Instead of the stingy, piffling, retro 2GB stack offered by Sammy (pah!), the Korean memory specialist says it's sampling 20nm 8Gb (1GB) chips that can be stacked to provide 4GB of RAM in high-end mobile devices. This memory will come with all the trimmings and trappings ...
    June 10, 2013 - Engadget

  • Nigel Evans in Daily Mail
    Nigel Evans, the Tory MP for Ribble Valley who has campaigned with the WWF, said: "Willy is iconic. For some piffling bureaucrats to interfere with this is just daft. The Culture Secretary should slap a preservation order on the boxes. We should...
  • Jagdish Bhagwati in Bloomberg
    While the US is lining up "piffling little bilateral agreements," says Bhagwati, "Asian free trade agreements are breaking out rapidly, and the US is not part of it."

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