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Synonyms for trifling
ˈtraɪ flɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dalliance, dawdling, trifling(adj)

    the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

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

    Antonyms:
    valuable

  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"

    Synonyms:
    measly, negligible, paltry, miserable

    Antonyms:
    valuable

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trifling(a.)

    Synonyms:
    trivial, petty, frivolous, worthless, inconsiderable, nugatory, slight, unimportant, insignificant, immaterial, piddling, of little value or consequence, of no moment, of small importance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trifling(a)

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

  2. trifling(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    insignificant, negligible

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#118861inconsiderable
#142140dalliance
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#271465coquetry

How to use trifling in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. La Rochefoucauld:

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

  3. 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.

  4. John Andrew Holmes:

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

  5. Burke:

    Superstition is the religion of feeble minds; and they must be tolerated in an admixture of it in some trifling or enthusiastic shape or other; else you will deprive weak minds of a resource found necessary to the strongest.


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