Synonyms of 'fiddling'
small or unimportantThere were a thousand fiddling jobs to do.
I don't like to visit the doctor just for something trivial.
No detail was too small to escape her attention.
Rows would start over petty things.
The guests had each paid £250, no trifling sum.
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
It was an unimportant job, and paid very little.
pettifogging bureaucratic interference
She doesn't want to comment. It's too futile.
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in the sense of futile
foolish and of no valueShe doesn't want to comment. It's too futile.
in the sense of insignificant
having little or no importanceIn 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
of no consequence,
nickel-and-dime (US, slang),
of no account,
not worth mentioning,
of no moment,
wanky (taboo, slang)
in the sense of pettifogging
excessively concerned with unimportant detailpettifogging bureaucratic interference
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