Definition of fiddling in US English:

fiddling

adjective

  • Annoyingly trivial or petty.

    ‘fiddling little details’
    • ‘A graph of relative drag is included for those interested in the fiddling details [see below].’
    • ‘It deliberately puts in a lot of fiddling little details that drag out the story.’
    trivial, petty, trifling, insignificant, unimportant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, negligible, paltry, footling, minor, small, slight, incidental, of little account, of no account
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Pronunciation

fiddling

/ˈfidliNG//ˈfɪdlɪŋ/