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Synonyms for trifle
ˈtraɪ fəltri·fle

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Wiktionary

  1. triflenoun

    To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.

    Synonyms:
    jot, scrap, iota, whit

  2. trifleverb

    To inconsequentially toy with something.

    Synonyms:
    bagatelle, whiffle

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. triflenoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. triflenoun

    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, trivialitynoun

    a detail that is considered insignificant

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

  3. triviality, trivia, trifle, small beerverb

    something of small importance

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

  4. piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifleverb

    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, trifleverb

    act frivolously

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

  6. dally, trifle, playverb

    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

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. triflenoun

    Synonyms:
    triviality, bagatelle, doit

  2. trifleverb

    Synonyms:
    dawdle, dally, pother, fribble, quiddle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trifle":

    little, misery

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How to use trifle in a sentence?

  1. Alexander Pope:

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

  2. Michelangelo Buonarroti:

    Trifles go to make perfection,And perfection is no trifle.

  3. Saadi Shirazi:

    Heed not the flatterer?s fulsome talk, He from thee hopes some trifle to obtain; Thou wilt, shouldst thou his wishes baulk, Ten hundred times as much of censure gain.

  4. John Locke:

    Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.

  5. 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.


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  • تافهArabic
  • ваҡ-төйәкBashkir
  • fotesaCatalan, Valencian
  • maličkostCzech
  • Kleinigkeit, TrifleGerman
  • sopa inglesaSpanish
  • vähe, veidi, pisut, natukeEstonian
  • väheksyä, hitunen, pikkuasia, tina, rahtunen, pilailla, pikkujuttu, tina-astia, leikitellä, hiukkanen, leikkiä, vitsailla, hippunen, tinaseos, ripaus, trifleFinnish
  • broutille, bricole, babiole, bagatelleFrench
  • réadán, traidhfilIrish
  • bagattella, peltro, un po', briciola, cosa da poco, zuppa inglese, tartufo, inezia, un tantinoItalian
  • קְצָתHebrew
  • トライフルJapanese
  • takutakunga, takunga, kaneheMāori
  • aalmoes, zever, puddingtaart, kluts, een beetje, bagatelDutch
  • ninharia, trifle, bugigangaPortuguese
  • безделица, расточать, копейка, небольшая сумма, безделушка, пустяк, бисквит, теребить, небольшое количество, не принимать всерьёз, играть, тратить, прикалываться, шутить, разбазаривать, растрачивать, мелочьRussian
  • sitnica, tričarija, ситница, тратити, tratiti, тричаријаSerbo-Croatian
  • maličkosťSlovak
  • ทรัยเฟิลThai

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