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footling

adjective uk   /ˈfuː.tl̩.ɪŋ/ us    /-t̬l̩-/ old-fashioned
silly or not important: He could always do something useful instead of wasting my time with footling queries.
Translations of “footling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢的, 無足輕重的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢的, 无足轻重的…
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