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Synonyms for trifling
ˈtraɪ flɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dalliance, dawdling, trifling(noun)

    the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

  2. negligible, paltry, trifling(adj)

    not worth considering

    "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"

Wiktionary

  1. trifling(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    inconsequential, trivial, petty

  2. trifling(adjective)

    trivial, or of little importance

    Synonyms:
    trivial, inconsequential, petty

  3. trifling(adjective)

    idle or frivolous

    Synonyms:
    inconsequential, petty, trivial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trifling

    Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of action, but vain action — the absence of useful, effective action; the idle schoolboy may be very actively whittling his desk or tormenting his neighbors. Doing nothing whatever is the secondary meaning of idle. One may be temporarily idle of necessity; if he is habitually idle, it is his own fault. Lazy signifies indisposed to exertion, averse to labor; idleness is in fact; laziness is in disposition or inclination. A lazy person may chance to be employed in useful work, but he acts without energy or impetus. We speak figuratively of a lazy stream. The inert person seems like dead matter (characterized by inertia), powerless to move; the sluggish moves heavily and toilsomely; the most active person may sometimes find the bodily or mental powers sluggish. Slothful belongs in the moral realm, denoting a self-indulgent aversion to exertion. "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth," Prov. xxvi, 15. Indolent is a milder term for the same quality; the slothful man hates action; the indolent man loves inaction. Compare VAIN.

    Synonyms:
    idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, slothful, sluggish, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

    Antonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, working

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trifling

    Synonyms:
    trivial, slight, petty, frivolous, unimportant, inconsiderable, worthless

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trifling(a)

    Synonyms:
    trivial, paltry, piddling, insignificant, piffling, frivolous

  2. trifling(n)

    Synonyms:
    piddling, frivolity, piffle, dalliance, quibbling, piffling

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  1. List of paraphrases for "trifling":

    insignificant, negligible

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How to use trifling in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

  2. The Likud party:

    Regrettably, the media campaign in the past few weeks over this report is a clear attempt to topple the prime minister and the Likud government by trifling with petty issues and distracting voters.

  3. Franklin Pierce:

    Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.

  4. La Rochefoucauld:

    Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great things.

  5. Laertius Diogenes:

    Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions... that laws were like cobwebs, --for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.

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