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Synonyms for trifling
ˈtraɪ flɪŋtri·fling

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  1. triflingadjective

    Synonyms:
    inconsequential, trivial, petty

  2. triflingadjective

    trivial, or of little importance

    Synonyms:
    trivial, inconsequential, petty

  3. triflingadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dalliance, dawdling, triflingadjective

    the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

    Synonyms:
    toying, flirting, dalliance, flirtation, coquetry, flirt, dawdling

    Antonyms:
    valuable

  2. negligible, paltry, triflingadjective

    not worth considering

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

    Synonyms:
    measly, negligible, paltry, miserable

    Antonyms:
    valuable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. triflingadjective

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

  2. triflingnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trifling":

    insignificant, negligible

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use trifling in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. John Andrew Holmes:

    It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

  3. William Hazlitt:

    Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

  4. 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.

  5. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.


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