Synonym of piddling

Alternative for piddling



(informal) small and of little importance



liquid excretory product


waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficientlyeliminate urine


Meager or little in amount
footling inconsequential inconsiderable negligible inadequate insignificant insufficient meager meagre measly paltry peripheral petty piffling slight subsidiary trifling trivial miserable pitiable pitiful scant scanty sorry wretched beggarly chicken derisory inappreciable mean mere mingy minute niggling no-account nominal pathetic peanut picayune piddly pimping puny small ungenerous unimportant useless worthless dinky exiguous little minor nickel-and-dime of little account pettifogging poxy skimpy de minimis Mickey Mouse nugatory frivolous insubstantial incidental fiddling minimal tiny small-fry limited deficient light stingy irrelevant sparse foolish meaningless of no account immaterial poor low miserly of no consequence not worth mentioning inferior minuscule pointless modest superficial casual marginal secondary short contemptible of no importance scarce restricted lightweight not worth bothering about lesser of little importance token lean silly base infinitesimal small-time valueless slender lousy of little consequence nonessential two-bit penny-ante twopenny-halfpenny inessential small-bore non-essential unsubstantial imperceptible shallow shabby minimum thin shoestring spare second-rate sparing trite subordinate ineffectual lamentable empty ignorable flimsy lacking minor-league nothing bush-league not enough of no moment trashy in short supply lower unproductive junior scrimpy cheap hollow barren mediocre unessential reduced wanting diminutive smaller rare sketchy second-string not worth speaking of minus shy too few too little laughable despicable of no great concern thin on the ground futile ordinary idle shoddy ineffective microscopic narrow subnormal everyday skimp slim incomplete defective weak quibbling incommensurate bare unsatisfactory nondescript infrequent unnecessary neither here nor there cavilling nit-picking accessory dependent tacky low-ranking hairsplitting vain too small senseless failing purportless subtle middling ridiculous insulting at a premium ludicrous below the mark few and far between fussy preposterous absurd outrageous risible frugal caviling fractional unavailing abject disappointing common tenuous lowly unusable potty scratch inconsequent sleazy inutile hand-to-mouth scattered junky bogus sterile waste counterproductive unprofitable ignoble abandoned profitless imperfect extraneous sporadic dismal feeble commonplace faulty momentary evanescent uncommon null wanky banal rinky-dink under frothy too little too late sad younger subaltern lame farcical unconsiderable drained bereft insipid inane occasional skin-deep dry few basal smalltime rubbish of minor importance no great shakes beside the point hard to find a dime a dozen next to none seldom seen straggling low in numbers hard to come by next to no unfrequent not much cop perfunctory sophisticated small-scale picky mild local finicky toytown symbolic hair-splitting time-wasting peppercorn set unconsequential confined casuistic captious equivocating sophistical humble neglectable niggly little bitty bitty smallish cockamamie cockamamy derisive comical diddly drossy lilliputian tinpot zero zilch zip indifferent woeful uncelebrated obscure of no value atomic vanishing parsimonious junk stunted depleted finite of little import stinted needed unconsidered wimpy runt inappropriate shrimp fruitless no use not hacking it coming up short not making it no-good chaffy rubbishy no biggie two bit big zero small potatoes entry level of no significance jejune vapid loitering idling all the same hardly worth mentioning unfructuous pants to no avail of no benefit bootless bad inefficient substandard least smallest littlest slightest nanoscopic cheesy lowest subpar flawed impotent suboptimal two a penny not worth a hill of beans a dead loss cruddy minutest tiniest fewest merest gaudy impalpable indistinguishable insensible barely perceptible no big deal no big thing unqualified tatty awful execrable appalling hopeless atrocious deplorable abysmal dire terrible diabolical dreadful garbage intangible vague ephemeral indiscernible invisible shadowy inaudible unnoticeable imponderable fine unobservable unperceivable gradual undetectable indistinct inconspicuous ratty very little smallest amount of least possible thinning less unfinished incapable unample incompetent devoid destitute unfitted low-grade rotten dissatisfactory in the minority seldom found widely spaced unusual out of the ordinary no good catchpenny under-strength below standard below par close tight glib simplistic short of out of schematic simple barely sufficient facile cursory surface ignorant oversimplified uncritical puerile unexceptional empty-headed unthinking featherbrained unintelligent wishy-washy half-baked unscholarly one-dimensional flighty average typical plain humdrum mundane bland unremarkable drab undistinguished uninteresting usual unmemorable pedestrian unexciting uninspiring dull routine boring unnoteworthy vanilla normal unimpressive prosaic uneventful uninspired workaday characterless whatever dime-a-dozen run-of-the-mill common or garden bog-standard garden-variety so-so nothing to write home about middle-of-the-road nothing special plain vanilla garden variety bog standard unsuccessful purposeless abortive unconvincing inept faint inefficacious unfruitful implausible otiose diminished scrimp frail scrubby like gold dust failed not to be had not to be had for love nor money void to no effect tame unsound basic transparent dwindling subservient illogical unpretentious good-for-nothing ancillary infertile second-class plebeian unreasonable fragile circumscribed determinate defined definite measured inglorious incredible non-successful second-fiddle dispersed fallacious of no merit thinly distributed partial third-string low-born powerless airy second-banana lower-class in vain forceless withered seldom met with no more than of no use spineless neutralized indecisive unable to no purpose inoperative defeasible neutralised innocuous anticlimactic half-hearted ne'er-do-well gentle impractical wispy penurious irrational undemanding unsufficient unintellectual wet flat invalid cut unreal motiveless just only unreasoning aimless diffuse crummy dead very suspect featherweight imponderous fatuous flippant unhelpful hardly any patchy rudimentary run-down nonrational truncated threatened shortened seldom semioccasional unavailable emasculate slack-spined no go no way not effective phony shameful disgraceful dishonourable dishonorable at a low level little or no not much thankless unrewarding absolute illegitimate without depth unsalable of no earthly use menial proletarian missing unassuming phoney baseborn underprivileged baulked misfired thwarted auxiliary unrefined severe unwashed rough frustrated foiled light-headed harebrained light-minded ditzy giddy lightheaded goofy scatterbrained ditsy dizzy birdbrained yeasty demeaning degrading bottom supplementary just a vulgar lowborn prole no better than only a no-win misleading unnotable not a prayer without success on a treadmill delusive in vicious circle going nowhere shuck delusory balked inconceivable ungrounded false unpersuasive baseless groundless controvertible assailable wishful weakly unbelievable frilly lacking substance uncouth lumpen unfit working-class of low birth plebby low-life of low rank sordid slighter poorer ignominious servile lower-ranking low on short-handed short on additional extra attendant lighthearted lower in status undersized subjacent lower in rank tributary collateral satellite contributory outranked sub adjuvant hasty hurried desultory hamstrung inexpedient feckless entry-level bottom-rung back seat less important beneath someone below someone under someone's heel not very important not so important scarcer than hen's teeth slapdash passing null and void invertebrate cramped compact constricted confining nodding slipshod offhand rapid rushed congested squeezed fleeting inattentive quick incapacious pinched compressed choked tapered tapering jammed skinny hairline bounded needlelike ultrathin insincere surface-level depthless flash summary feigning contracted near straitened narrowing incommodious strait taper threadlike pent narrow-gauged paper-thin shrunken fixed slim-jim


Physically small or little in size
wee tiny miniature minute minuscule little small teeny diminutive microscopic mini petite teensy pygmy infinitesimal bitty weeny midget bitsy slight Lilliputian puny undersized dwarf microscopical weensy atomic microminiature toy dinky nanoscopic minuscular titchy compact bijou piffling teensy-weensy teeny-weeny pint-sized itsy-bitsy itty-bitty pocket-size small-scale half-pint fun size little-bitty very small vest-pocket little bitty pee-wee pocket dwarfish pocket-sized baby bantam smallish tiddly minikin shrimpy negligible toylike insignificant undersize eensy-weensy short fun-size eensy fine trifling micro stunted pint-size subnormal peewee yea big runty minimum bite-sized elfin pintsize pintsized knee-high to a grasshopper imperceptible underdeveloped miniaturized stubby scaled-down miniaturised ickle dainty scrubby peanut reduced small-boned runtish meager meagre squat homuncular portable undeveloped skimpy cramped inappreciable scrawny delicate neat mite lilliputian trim dwarfed babyish inconsiderable bitesize stocky sawn-off invisible measly feeble squatty fragile bite-size cute slender low small-fry minor shrimp light embryonic shriveled wizened shrivelled invisible to the naked eye teeny weeny itsy bitsy not large not big knee high to a grasshopper poky stumpy very little teenty spindly tincy teentsy youthful nanosized model indiscernible unnoticeable unimportant extremely small barely perceptible bonsai atrophied underweight button granular submicroscopic fragmentary microbic handy abridged potted smaller nano dear adorable runted scrub shot undergrown concise condensed molecular capsule minim exiguous incy wincy tincy wincy teensy weensy efficient munchkin dumpy lesser secondary bush-league adorbs minor-league small-time natty boxy narrow with no room to swing a cat fubsy flyspeck knee-high yea high small fry shallow frail weak economic of space nickel-and-dime not worth bothering about thin underfed weakly skinny low-lying not long low-slung second rate slim sickly not tall twiggy spare reedy sawed-off attenuate undernourished gracile stick skeleton broomstick knee high to a gnat close to the ground weedy slightly built insufficient unsubstantial niggling zero useless zilch inferior picayune nothing unsound runt infirm two-bit small time unconsequential worthless size-zero lightly-built sparse limited not heavy scant snub truncated young immature infant fleeting junior hasty brief short-lived hardly any thickset chunky scanty heavyset modest paltry restricted deficient inadequate solid sturdy stout miserable stingy skimp pitiful scarce sparing beggarly thick poor broad pathetic pygmyish sprightly pygmaean low-set miserly hand-to-mouth heavy bare tenuous confined petty meek lank mere a slip of a … pudgy beefy bull-necked heavily built thin on the ground disappointing insubstantial lean lamentable trivial lowly contemptible base ordinary chubby nuggety mesomorphic pyknic thick-bodied fat


Present participle for idle away time
wasting time dilly-dallying frittering away hanging about hanging around lagging behind plodding burning daylight dallying dawdling delaying dillydallying fiddling about frittering away time goofing off killing time lingering loitering lollygagging losing time passing the time procrastinating shilly-shallying taking one's own sweet time taking one's time tarrying whiling away the time idling lounging lazing lolling chillin chilling relaxing bumming lazying footling droning vegetating drifting slacking mooching skiving sauntering shirking goldbricking vegging out bumming around doing nothing mooching around trifling knocking around strolling dreaming kicking back taking things easy twiddling thumbs malingering fooling around letting down kicking around hanging out sitting around lounging around slowing down whiling away hours not lifting a finger hacking around stalling standing around lying around loafing hanging round evading taking it easy mooching about passing time lagging dragging poking moping diddling crawling creeping lallygagging puttering putting off dragging your feet straggling ambling horsing around trailing dithering pausing goofing around meandering wandering rambling hesitating falling behind traipsing waiting staying hanging fire pottering around vacillating whiling away time taking your time getting no place fast lounging about doing nothing much fannying about dragging one's feet pottering trudging temporizing pottering about marking time retarding pottering round flagging slouching moseying slackening faltering using delaying tactics shuffling spinning one's wheels humming and hawing farting around putting off doing something staggering beating the meat temporising playing for time going slowly moving slowly playing a waiting game frittering tottering waiting around holding back hanging on staying put buying time filibustering stonewalling taking too long proceeding in a leisurely fashion walking slowly taking a stroll strolling along boondoggling twiddling skulking fooling with whiling away trifling with fribbling halting hovering lurking shambling sloughing dabbling playing games with fooling about puttering around messing around doodling fiddling around playing monkeying around galavanting roaming cruising straying gallivanting roving batting floating ranging hanging back diminishing failing dropping falling back decreasing havering postponing deferring protracting prolonging wavering adjourning dragging behind trailing behind ebbing waning cooling swithering deviating gadding about knocking about maundering slowing up tailing tooling slowing inching along bringing up the rear limping losing strength inching dropping behind jellying hobbling falling off taking a raincheck suspending action postponing action letting slide deferring action kicking the can down the road holding off diddle-daddling toddling frittering time away scrounging around shlepping along sitting on one's butt warming a chair

Antonym of piddling

piddling Idiom, Proverb

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