trifle


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Synonyms for trifle

unimportant matter or thing

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very small amount

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Synonyms for trifle

to treat lightly or flippantly

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

to make amorous advances without serious intentions

trifle away: to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

trifle away: to spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

Synonyms for trifle

a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly

a detail that is considered insignificant

act frivolously

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consider not very seriously

References in classic literature ?
After all, mother, we are making a trifle a very serious matter.
Nothing short of the twelve dollars and a half will satisfy this harpy, I perceive; and surely my reputation as judge is worth that trifle.
She knows that people who piece together the beautiful trifles die early, because the labor is so confining, and so exhausting to hand and brain, and so she has decreed that all these people who reach the age of sixty shall have a pension after that
Pengarth, who was a trifle nervous, preferred to stand.
Have something yourself, Johnny," I said, with an air of having intended to say it all the time, but of having been a trifle remiss because of the interesting conversation I had been holding with Clam and Pat.
I can't charge my memory, Sergeant," he said, "a mere trifle--a mere trifle.
As to Dolly, there she was again, the very pink and pattern of good looks, in a smart little cherry-coloured mantle, with a hood of the same drawn over her head, and upon the top of that hood, a little straw hat trimmed with cherry-coloured ribbons, and worn the merest trifle on one side--just enough in short to make it the wickedest and most provoking head-dress that ever malicious milliner devised.
One of you is a trifle too old for that sort of work, and the other a trifle too young.
They read those playful trifles in the solidest terms, and decided without hesitancy that if there had ever been any doubt that Dave Wilson was a pudd'nhead-- which there hadn't--this revelation removed that doubt for good and all.
I kept weeping about trifles, yet could not say why I was grieved.
It is true, they now and then filched a few trifles from their good friends, the Big Hearts, when their backs were turned; but then, they always treated them to their faces with the utmost deference and respect, and good-humoredly vied with the trappers in all kinds of feats of activity and mirthful sports.
They perplex their judgments by a most undue attention to little niceties of personal appearance, habits, disposition, and other trifles which concern nobody but the lady herself.
I wake and sigh, And sleep to dream till day Of truth that gold can never buy - Of the trifles that it may.
Perhaps my sad life, far away from home and friends, makes me sensitive to trifles.
Which, like as in the first years of their childhood they make much and be fond and proud of such ornaments, so when they be a little more grown in years and discretion, perceiving that none but children do wear such toys and trifles, they lay them away even of their own shamefastness, without any bidding of their parents, even as our children when they wax big, do caste away nuts, brooches and dolls.