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 for footling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  footling \foot"ling\ adj.
     small and of little importance; as, a footling gesture.
  
     Syn: fiddling, lilliputian, little, niggling, paltry, petty,
          piddling, picayune, small, trivial.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  footling
      adj 1: (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" [syn: fiddling, footling, lilliputian,
             little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty,
             picayune, trivial]

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