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Adjective: footling  foo-tu-ling or foot-ling
  1. (informal) small and of little importance
    "a footling gesture";
    - fiddling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune [N. Amer], trivial, piddly
Verb: footle  foo-t(u)l
  1. Be about
    "The high school students like to footle in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, lollygag [N. Amer], loaf, lallygag [N. Amer], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, mooch [Brit]
     
  2. Act foolishly, as by talking nonsense

See also: unimportant

Type of: act, be, behave, do