What does a trifle mean?

Definitions for a trifle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word a trifle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. a bit, a little, a trifle(adverb)

    to a small degree; somewhat

    "it's a bit warm"; "felt a little better"; "a trifle smaller"


  1. a trifle(Adverb)

    A little.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of a trifle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of a trifle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michelangelo:

    Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.

  2. Michelangelo Buonarroti:

    Trifles go to make perfection,And perfection is no trifle.

  3. Homer:

    The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

  4. Alexander Pope:

    At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.

  5. Dwight L. Moody:

    Never think that Jesus commanded a trifle, nor dare to trifle with anything He has commanded.

Images & Illustrations of a trifle

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