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Trifle meaning

trifle - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair.
  2. 2. A dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it.
  3. 3. To act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements.
  4. 4. To make of no importance; to treat as a trifle.
  5. 5. To spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money.
  6. 6. Anything of little value.
  7. 7. To act or talk lightly.
  8. 8. To waste in trifling.

trifle - examples of usage

  1. I don't want you to trifle with any one. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Don't quarrel about such a trifle as my going to London. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. " But that's a trifle. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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