fiddling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

fiddling

  1. Present participle of fiddle.
    He was fiddling while Rome burned.

Noun[edit]

fiddling (plural fiddlings)

  1. action of the verb to fiddle
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      [W]e, her doctors [] seemed powerless to prevent [side-effects], despite all our reassurances, and all our fiddlings and manipulations with the dosage []

Adjective[edit]

fiddling

  1. Of petty or trivial importance; footling
    It was a fiddling little fault, but was disastrous.