trifling

  • 1 Trifling — Tri fling, a. Being of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as, a trifling debt; a trifling affair. {Tri fling*ly}, adv. {Tri fling*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 trifling — index collateral (immaterial), de minimus, expendable, frivolous, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 trifling — trivial, *petty, puny, paltry, measly, picayunish, picayune Analogous words: inane, wishy washy, banal, jejune, vapid, *insipid: *vain, idle, otiose, nugatory, empty, hollow: *venial, pardonable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 trifling — [adj] insignificant, worthless banal, dinky*, empty, forget it*, frivolous, hollow, idle, idling, inane, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insipid, jejune, loitering, measly, minuscule, negligible, niggling*, no big deal*, no big thing*, nugatory …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 trifling — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unimportant or trivial. DERIVATIVES triflingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 trifling — [trī′fliŋ] adj. 1. that trifles; frivolous; shallow; fickle 2. having little value or importance; trivial triflingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 trifling — Verb: Making play of another s affections. Adjective: Trivial. Paltry. Of little value; of little moment. Under the rule that an injunction will be denied where the injury complained of is of a trifling character which may be readily compensated… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 8 trifling — [[t]tra͟ɪfəlɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft a ADJ amount A trifling matter is small and unimportant. The guests had each paid ₤250, no trifling sum... Outside California these difficulties may seem fairly trifling. ...a comparatively trifling 360 yards.… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 trifling — adjective Date: 1535 lacking in significance or solid worth: as a. frivolous < trifling talk > b. trivial < a trifling gift > c. chiefly dialect lazy, shiftless < a trifling fellow > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 trifling — triflingly, adv. triflingness, n. /truy fling/, adj. 1. of very little importance; trivial; insignificant: a trifling matter. 2. of small value, cost, or amount: a trifling sum. 3. frivolous; shallow; light: trifling conversation. 4. mean;… …

    Universalium

  • 11 trifling — tri|fling [ˈtraıflıŋ] adj unimportant or of little value ▪ a trifling sum ▪ matters of trifling importance …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 trifling — adjective unimportant or of little value: a trifling matter | a trifling sum …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 trifling — /ˈtraɪflɪŋ/ (say truyfling) adjective 1. of slight importance; trivial; insignificant: a trifling matter. 2. of small value, cost, or amount: a trifling sum. 3. frivolous, shallow, or light. {trifl(e) + ing2} –triflingness, noun –triflingly,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 Trifling — Trifle Tri fle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Trifled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trifling}.] [OE. trifelen, truflen. See {Trifle}, n.] To act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 trifling — adjective /ˈtraɪfliŋ/ a) trivial, or of little importance it doesnt take him long to make any of them, and he sells them for some trifling sum of money. b) idle or frivolous Syn: trivial …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 trifling — adj. Trifling is used with these nouns: ↑matter, ↑sum …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 trifling — adjective a trifling matter Syn: trivial, unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential, petty, minor, of little/no account, of little/no consequence, footling, pettifogging, incidental; silly, idle, insipid, superficial, small, tiny,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 trifling — tri•fling [[t]ˈtraɪ flɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) insignificant: a trifling sum[/ex] 2) frivolous; shallow; light • Etymology: 1350–1400 syn: See petty …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 trifling — Synonyms and related words: Mickey Mouse, airy, asinine, banal, bickering, brimful, brimming, captious, catchpenny, caviling, chic, chipper, chitchat, chitter chatter, choplogic, classy, commonplace, coquetry, crammed, crowded, cursory, dabbling …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 trifling — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. petty, small, insignificant; see trivial , unimportant . n. Syn. dawdling, idling, loitering; see indifference 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. trivial, frivolous, unimportant, insignificant, nominal,… …

    English dictionary for students


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