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Synonyms for trifle

unimportant matter or thing


very small amount


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


Related Words

consider not very seriously

References in periodicals archive ?
1 Break up six of the trifle sponges and arrange in the bases of the pineapple halves.
Celebrating the centennial anniversary of American author Susan GlaspellAEs Trifles (1916) and oA Jury of Her Peers" (1917), Carpentier and Jouve depart from previous approaches and indicate new directions in Glaspell scholarship for the twentieth century.
BARBECUE DESSERTS BARBECUED BANOFFEE TRIFLES Serves 6 Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins, plus cooling time INGREDIENTS Olive oil, for brushing 6 firm, skin-on bananas, halved lengthways 6 pieces dairy fudge, cut in half 1 x 100g (3 1/2oz) bar 85% plain chocolate, broken into chunks 120g (3 3/4oz) reduced-fat mascarpone 140g (5oz) ginger cake, cut into 2.
So let's roll our sleeves up, carry on regardless, and crack on with this week's recipe, which is a slight re-imagining of the classic British dessert, the trifle.
In creating his trifles, Butler draws directly on childhood memories: "Remember those little angel food cups from when you were a kid?
for the past eight years, previewed Trifles at the 2009 Prelude Festival at the Martin E.
Chocolate Trifles, meanwhile, will be aimed at the midweek pudding market where consumers purchase without a special occasion in mind--an area Gu said would benefit from strong NPD in 2008.
To serve, whisk the double cream until ribbon stage and top the trifles, decorate with chocolate and the remaining raspberries.
A disturbing look at shortsighted species conservation efforts, the dire need to protect species by preserving their habitat, and human hubris as it trifles with the sacred.
I've got a mate who is known as 'Trifleface' because he eats a minimum of four trifles a day and is morbidly obese.
In June, the company warned the factory, which employs 800 people making trifles and chocolate deserts, had racked up an annual operating loss of pounds 11.
The flamboyant ensemble's second album -- coming two years after the New York band's near-perfect debut -- brings more cleverly designed retro kitsch that carries the punch of the earlier model but is bogged down by a rush of trifles.
A tonne of jelly every hour, that is what one of the latest installations from Carlisle Process Systems Ltd (CPS) is turning out--jelly which the customer uses for the hundreds and thousands of trifles it produces, which end up on the shelves of a leading supermarket.
Great historical events do often seem to hinge on trifles like the shape of Cleopatra's nose, and certainly the outcome of many a battle has been influenced by random factors like horseshoes, the direction of the sun, or the state of someone's digestion.