a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
technicality, trifle, triviality(noun)
a detail that is considered insignificant
triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer(verb)
something of small importance
piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle(verb)
waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
dally, trifle, play(verb)
consider not very seriously
"He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
An English dessert made from a mixture of thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, jelly and whipped cream.
An insignificant amount.
Anything that is of little importance or worth.
A particular kind of pewter.
utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.
To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.
To inconsequentially toy with something.
To squander or waste.
a thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair
a dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it
to act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements
to make of no importance; to treat as a trifle
to spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money
Trifle is a dessert dish made from thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream. These ingredients are usually arranged in layers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trī′fl, v.i. to act or talk lightly: to indulge in light or silly amusements: to waste or spend idly or unprofitably (with).—n. anything of little value: a light confection of whipped cream or white of egg, with fruit, wine, &c.—n. Trī′fler.—adj. Trī′fling, of small value or importance: trivial.—adv. Trī′flingly.—n. Trī′flingness. [O. Fr. trufle, dim. of truffe, a gibe, also a truffle.]
The numerical value of trifle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of trifle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never think that Jesus commanded a trifle, nor dare to trifle with anything He has commanded.
Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.
Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it.... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
Images & Illustrations of trifle
Translations for trifle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- fotesaCatalan, Valencian
- Trifle, KleinigkeitGerman
- sopa inglesaSpanish
- vähe, pisut, natuke, veidiEstonian
- vitsailla, ripaus, tinaseos, hippunen, trifle, tina-astia, väheksyä, hitunen, pilailla, tina, rahtunen, leikkiä, leikitellä, pikkuasia, pikkujuttu, hiukkanenFinnish
- broutille, babiole, bricole, bagatelleFrench
- traidhfil, réadánIrish
- un tantino, inezia, briciola, zuppa inglese, cosa da poco, un po', bagattella, peltroItalian
- kanehe, takutakunga, takungaMāori
- een beetje, aalmoes, bagatel, zever, puddingtaart, klutsDutch
- ninharia, bugiganga, triflePortuguese
- копейка, безделушка, бисквит, теребить, играть, тратить, шутить, растрачивать, мелочь, не принимать всерьёз, расточать, прикалываться, разбазаривать, безделица, небольшое количество, пустяк, небольшая суммаRussian
- tratiti, тратити, tričarija, ситница, sitnica, тричаријаSerbo-Croatian
Get even more translations for trifle »
Find a translation for the trifle definition in other languages:
Select another language: