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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 ?
He trifled nervously with his cap, and shifted it backward and forward, from one hand to the other.
But I tell you what it is, Dick, since she has trifled with you - Oh, yes, she did though
And for whom-for some GRISETTE, some chambermaid with whom I have trifled in some garrison?
Miss Bennet," replied her ladyship, in an angry tone, "you ought to know, that I am not to be trifled with.
When the old man saw him he sprang from his seat, seized his hand, led him into the tent, and bade him take his place among them; but Patroclus stood where he was and said, "Noble sir, I may not stay, you cannot persuade me to come in; he that sent me is not one to be trifled with, and he bade me ask who the wounded man was whom you were bearing away from the field.
Or do you complain because your wife has shown the proper spirit of a woman, and punished the villain who trifled with her affections?
As it was, he did nothing with much zeal, but sport; and his time was otherwise trifled away, without benefit from books or anything else.
It took it out of me to think I had been so much at fault, that I had unwittingly but nonetheless deplorably trifled.