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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

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 for "trifle":

    little, misery

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How to use trifle in a sentence?

  1. Michelangelo:

    Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.

  2. Dwight L. Moody:

    Never think that Jesus commanded a trifle, nor dare to trifle with anything He has commanded.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The easiest way to divert away the general public attention from their main concern is to start a vociferous debate on a trifle topic through hired people keeping some in favour and others against it and to make them vocally fight on the mainstream and social media platform.

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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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