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

  Piffle \Pif"fle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Piffled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Piffling.]
     To be sequeamish or delicate; hence, to act or talk
     triflingly or ineffectively; to talk nonsense or about
     trivial matters; to twaddle; piddle. [Dial. or Slang]
  
     Syn: chatter, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack,
          maunder, prattle, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. To act in a trivial or ineffective way.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  piffling
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "piffling":
     Mickey Mouse, jerkwater, measly, niggling, one-horse, peddling,
     pettifogging, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, pimping, poky,
     punk, puny, small-beer, small-time, tinhorn, trifling, trivial,
     two-bit, two-by-four
  
  

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