Synonyms for trifling

Grammar : Adj
Spell : trahy-fling
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtraɪ flɪŋ

Top 10 synonyms for trifling Other synonyms for the word trifling

Définition of trifling

Origin :
  • early 13c., trufle "false or idle tale," later "matter of little importance" (late 13c.), from Old French trufle "mockery," diminutive of truffe "deception," of uncertain origin.
  • adj insignificant, worthless
Example sentences :
  • Things as trifling as the turning of a shell may restore you to your rights.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • When you return, you will find a trifling token of remembrance for yourself and Philothea.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "You are trifling, Smithson," the owner of the store exclaimed, in high exasperation.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • This pulse is trifling with me; I see that it does not know me yet.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • By trifling but unavoidable accidents, it was delayed a few hours.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • These things are trifling grievances, but, on the other hand, the Prussians have theirs also.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Perhaps that sum, trifling as it was, may have smoothed your path and assisted your career.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Arthur, completely at sea as to his meaning, made some trifling remark in answer.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But we have no need to be afraid of even this trifling danger.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • No trifling with me, madam; give me leave to advise you a little for your good.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Antonyms for trifling

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