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Synonyms for trifle
ˈtraɪ fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trifle(noun)

    a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate

    Synonyms:
    small beer, trivia, technicality, triviality

  2. technicality, trifle, triviality(noun)

    a detail that is considered insignificant

    Synonyms:
    pettiness, technicality, triviality, small beer, slightness, puniness, trivia

  3. triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer(verb)

    something of small importance

    Synonyms:
    pettiness, technicality, triviality, small beer, slightness, puniness, trivia

  4. piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle(verb)

    waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

    Synonyms:
    wanton away, wee, wee-wee, piddle away, play, piddle, dally, urinate, frivol, relieve oneself, micturate, pass water, wanton, trifle away, puddle, piss, spend a penny, luxuriate, take a leak, make water, make, pee-pee, pee

  5. frivol, trifle(verb)

    act frivolously

    Synonyms:
    play, frivol, piddle, wanton, piddle away, wanton away, dally

  6. dally, trifle, play(verb)

    consider not very seriously

    "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

    Synonyms:
    take on, fiddle, wanton, bet, spiel, act, romance, run, flirt, dally, diddle, meet, coquette, piddle, roleplay, chat up, butterfly, act as, toy, encounter, playact, work, dawdle, make for, piddle away, play, represent, wanton away, frivol, bring, recreate, philander, coquet, mash, wreak, wager

Wiktionary

  1. trifle(noun)

    To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.

    Synonyms:
    jot, scrap, iota, whit

  2. trifle(verb)

    To inconsequentially toy with something.

    Synonyms:
    bagatelle, whiffle

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trifle(n)

    Synonyms:
    bauble, bagatelle, toy, straw, nothing, triviality, levity, joke, cipher, bubble, gewgaw, kickshaw, rush

    Antonyms:
    treasure, portent, phenomenon, crisis, conjuncture, importance, urgency, weight, necessity, seriousness

  2. trifle

    Synonyms:
    toy, play, dally, wanton, quibble, fribble

    Antonyms:
    treat, cope, tackle, grapple, deal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trifle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    act with levity, be busy about trifles, PIDDLE

  2. trifle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    talk idly or frivolously, toy, wanton

  3. trifle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    BAGATELLE, triviality, pittance, modicum, small matter, thing of little value or consequence, thing of no moment, drop in the bucket, shadow of a shade

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trifle(n)

    Synonyms:
    triviality, bagatelle, doit

  2. trifle(v)

    Synonyms:
    dawdle, dally, pother, fribble, quiddle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    little, misery

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How to use trifle in a sentence?

  1. Homer:

    The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

  2. George Crabbe:

    Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

  3. Alexander Pope:

    At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.

  4. E. B. White:

    You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The most terrible thing in love is that you are not given during life to know who your soulmate really is. And even if you find it, you can’t be sure that your love of all your eternity will fall in love with you, because it can simply refuse you because of some trifle. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich


Translations for trifle

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  • تافهArabic
  • ваҡ-төйәкBashkir
  • fotesaCatalan, Valencian
  • maličkostCzech
  • Trifle, KleinigkeitGerman
  • sopa inglesaSpanish
  • vähe, pisut, natuke, veidiEstonian
  • vitsailla, ripaus, tinaseos, hippunen, trifle, tina-astia, väheksyä, hitunen, pilailla, tina, rahtunen, leikkiä, leikitellä, pikkuasia, pikkujuttu, hiukkanenFinnish
  • broutille, babiole, bricole, bagatelleFrench
  • traidhfil, réadánIrish
  • un tantino, inezia, briciola, zuppa inglese, cosa da poco, un po', bagattella, peltro, tartufoItalian
  • קְצָתHebrew
  • トライフルJapanese
  • kanehe, takutakunga, takungaMāori
  • een beetje, aalmoes, bagatel, zever, puddingtaart, klutsDutch
  • ninharia, bugiganga, triflePortuguese
  • копейка, безделушка, бисквит, теребить, играть, тратить, шутить, растрачивать, мелочь, не принимать всерьёз, расточать, прикалываться, разбазаривать, безделица, небольшое количество, пустяк, небольшая суммаRussian
  • tratiti, тратити, tričarija, ситница, sitnica, тричаријаSerbo-Croatian
  • maličkosťSlovak
  • ทรัยเฟิลThai

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