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Synonyms for trifle
ˈtraɪ fəltri·fle

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet2.6 / 5 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. triflenoun

    Synonyms:
    triviality, bagatelle, doit

  2. trifleverb

    Synonyms:
    dawdle, dally, pother, fribble, quiddle

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "trifle":

    little, misery

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How to use trifle in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Dwight L. Moody:

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

  5. Michelangelo:

    Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.


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  • تافهArabic
  • ваҡ-төйәкBashkir
  • fotesaCatalan, Valencian
  • maličkostCzech
  • bagatelDanish
  • Trifle, KleinigkeitGerman
  • sopa inglesaSpanish
  • veidi, natuke, pisut, väheEstonian
  • pikkujuttu, tina-astia, hitunen, väheksyä, rahtunen, pilailla, leikkiä, tina, hiukkanen, pikkuasia, trifle, leikitellä, hippunen, tinaseos, vitsailla, ripausFinnish
  • bricole, bagatelle, babiole, broutilleFrench
  • traidhfil, réadánIrish
  • छोटी सीHindi
  • apróságHungarian
  • AgakIndonesian
  • un po', peltro, bagattella, zuppa inglese, un tantino, inezia, cosa da poco, tartufo, briciolaItalian
  • קְצָתHebrew
  • トライフルJapanese
  • nugaeLatin
  • kanehe, takutakunga, takungaMāori
  • aalmoes, puddingtaart, zever, bagatel, een beetje, klutsDutch
  • drobiazgPolish
  • ninharia, trifle, bugigangaPortuguese
  • небольшая сумма, безделица, не принимать всерьёз, небольшое количество, пустяк, копейка, прикалываться, расточать, безделушка, мелочь, растрачивать, шутить, тратить, играть, разбазаривать, бисквит, теребитьRussian
  • tratiti, тратити, tričarija, ситница, sitnica, тричаријаSerbo-Croatian
  • maličkosťSlovak
  • ทรัยเฟิลThai
  • pandispanyalı tatlıTurkish
  • chuyện lặt vặtVietnamese

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