Foolish vs Piffle - What's the difference?
As a adjective foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a noun piffle is
nonsense, foolish talk.
As a verb piffle is
to act or speak in a futile, ineffective, or nonsensical manner.
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
Nonsense, foolish talk.
* 1998 , The Economist,
Walking: More than gadding about
- The wafflier the piffle , the more sharply Mr Nicholson wields his skewer.
* See also
To act or speak in a futile, ineffective, or nonsensical manner.
To waste, to fritter away.
* (act or speak in a futile manner) trifle, twaddle