1(before noun) baladí(before noun) insignificante
- But such complaints seem footling in the face of such a grandstanding display.
- Don't abuse the privilege of having my cell number by wasting my valuable time on this kind of footling nonsense.
- A cheese eater from the moment I was born, I have always turned my nose up at the footling quoits and mini-pyramids of cream the French call cheese.
- An espionage conviction, no matter how footling the cited offense, was considered tantamount to proof of treason (except in the Fifth District of Wisconsin).
- Yet here we are, hours later, arguing footling amendments, ridiculously trivial rubbish, that the so-called famous chairman of the select committee, all on his own behalf, changes the number, and all the rest of it.
- At work, I am confronted with students engaged in every form of self-destruction, from frittering away their time on footling hedonism, to literal self-laceration and suicide attempts.
- It's fox hunting all over again - I cannot think of a more footling way to judge an author's ability than by the attention he pays to a particular social class.
- Unfortunately the analyses of actual music are pedestrian and footling.
- It may be reassuring to some Americans to think of our country as above the community of nations and beyond the footling machinations of minor states.
- Still, these are footling changes, and most of the text remains commendably unimproved.
- The true Way to the Knowledge of the Source is not the timid and footling way of the Student, but the Divine Foolery of the Hacker.
- He lists the erosion of liberty with enough precision to make objections to his flippancy seem footling (and based on straightforward political hostility).
- But I have to say that I won't be detained by footling objections of this kind.