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Annoyingly trivial or petty.‘fiddling little details’
trivial, petty, trifling, insignificant, unimportant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, negligible, paltry, footling, minor, small, slight, incidental, of little account, of no accountpiddling, piffling, penny-antetwopenny-halfpennynickel-and-dime, picayunechickenshitView synonyms
- ‘It deliberately puts in a lot of fiddling little details that drag out the story.’
- ‘A graph of relative drag is included for those interested in the fiddling details [see below].’
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