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Synonyms for fiddling
ˈfɪd lɪŋfid·dling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivialadjective

    (informal) small and of little importance

    "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:
    subaltern, junior-grade, piddling, superficial, trivial, picayune, diminutive, tiny, footling, petite, lowly, petty(a), lilliputian, slight, bantam, lower-ranking, small-minded, petty, minuscule, short, midget, little(a), flyspeck, secondary, small, little, piffling, niggling

    Antonyms:
    of import, important

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fiddlingadjective

    Synonyms:
    trifling, frivolous, trivial, idle, fiddle-faddle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fiddling":

    violin

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How to use fiddling in a sentence?

  1. Extinction Rebellion:

    Just like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic, this COP's fiddling of carbon accounting and negotiating of Article 6 is not commensurate to the planetary emergency we face.

  2. Harold Abelson:

    If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.

  3. Brian Chanes:

    These are screen-worn production glasses and they actually have chew marks on the back. He (Radcliffe) was fiddling with them on set, instantly recognizable, and that's what people look for.

  4. Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1972):

    History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.

  5. Sal Khan:

    I found it much more valuable to learn the material at my own time and pace, i learned a lot more going into the computer lab or the science lab or the circuits lab, fiddling with things and playing and getting my hands dirty.

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