trifling


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tri·fling

 (trī′flĭng)
adj.
1. Of little worth or importance. See Synonyms at trivial.
2. Frivolous or foolish: "Mr. Knightly ... is not a trifling, silly young man" (Jane Austen).

tri′fling·ly adv.

trifling

(ˈtraɪflɪŋ)
adj
1. insignificant or petty
2. frivolous or idle
ˈtriflingly adv
ˈtriflingness n

tri•fling

(ˈtraɪ flɪŋ)

adj.
1. insignificant: a trifling sum.
2. frivolous; shallow; light.
[1350–1400]
syn: See petty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trifling - the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of workingtrifling - the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Adj.1.trifling - not worth considering; "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"

trifling

trifling

adjective
Contemptibly unimportant:
Slang: measly.
Idiom: of no account.
Translations
تافِه، زَهيد
bezvýznamný
ubetydelig
smávægilegur

trifling

[ˈtraɪflɪŋ] ADJ (= insignificant) → sin importancia, frívolo

trifling

[ˈtraɪflɪŋ] adj [matter, details] → insignifiant(e)
the trifling sum of ten pounds
BUT la bagatelle de dix livres.

trifling

trifling

[ˈtraɪflɪŋ] adjinsignificante

trifle

(ˈtraifl) noun
1. anything of very little value. $100 is a trifle when one is very rich.
2. (a dish of) a sweet pudding made of sponge-cake, fruit, cream etc. I'm making a trifle for dessert.
ˈtrifling adjective
unimportant. a trifling amount of money.
References in classic literature ?
Owing to these extempore measures, I not only gave my bride credit for certain perfections which have not as yet come to light, but also overlooked a few trifling defects, which, however, glimmered on my perception long before the close of the honeymoon.
Wherein the history goes back to commemorate a trifling incident that happened some years since; but which, trifling as it was, had some future consequences.
I should think," said Venus, "you might make so trifling a change without bothering me.
Numerous instances could be given of characters derived from parts which must be considered of very trifling physiological importance, but which are universally admitted as highly serviceable in the definition of whole groups.
He had therefore bristled up at Boxtel's hatred, whom he had suspected to be a warm friend of the prisoner, making trifling inquiries to contrive with the more certainty some means of escape for him.