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Definitions of trifle

  1. To make of no importance; to treat as a trifle. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To waste or fritter away. A triffle, a little. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To waste in trifling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To act or talk without seriousness; to daily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To act or talk lightly: to indulge in light or silly amusements: to waste or spend idly or unprofitably. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To sport; dally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To act or talk lightly; to indulge in light or silly amusements; to spend or waste unprofitably. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a detail that is considered insignificant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. jam-spread sponge cake soaked in wine served with custard sauce Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. A thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Anything of little value or importance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Trifler. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Anything of little value: a light kind of dish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Anything of little value. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Anything of very little value. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A thing of little value or importance; a small light cake or confection flavoured and tinctured with a spirituous liquor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Trified. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for trifle

  1. Well, my game is a trifle different. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Do not be alarmed, that was only a trifle – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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