What does trifle mean?

Definitions for trifle
ˈtraɪ fəltri·fle

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. triflenoun

    a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate

  2. technicality, trifle, trivialitynoun

    a detail that is considered insignificant

  3. triviality, trivia, trifle, small beerverb

    something of small importance

  4. piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifleverb

    waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

  5. frivol, trifleverb

    act frivolously

  6. dally, trifle, playverb

    consider not very seriously

    "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

Wiktionary

  1. triflenoun

    An English dessert made from a mixture of thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, jelly and whipped cream.

  2. triflenoun

    An insignificant amount.

  3. triflenoun

    Anything that is of little importance or worth.

  4. triflenoun

    A particular kind of pewter.

  5. triflenoun

    utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.

  6. trifleverb

    To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.

  7. trifleverb

    To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.

  8. trifleverb

    To inconsequentially toy with something.

  9. trifleverb

    To squander or waste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triflenoun

    a thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair

  2. Triflenoun

    a dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it

  3. Triflenoun

    to act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements

  4. Trifleverb

    to make of no importance; to treat as a trifle

  5. Trifleverb

    to spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money

Freebase

  1. Trifle

    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

  1. Trifle

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trifle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trifle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of trifle in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Pope:

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

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The easiest way to divert away the general public attention from their main concern is to start a vociferous debate on a trifle topic through hired people keeping some in favour and others against it and to make them vocally fight on the mainstream and social media platform.

  3. Dwight L. Moody:

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

  4. Michelangelo Buonarroti:

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

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The most terrible thing in love is that you are not given during life to know who your soulmate really is. And even if you find it, you can’t be sure that your love of all your eternity will fall in love with you, because it can simply refuse you because of some trifle.

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  • تافهArabic
  • ваҡ-төйәкBashkir
  • fotesaCatalan, Valencian
  • maličkostCzech
  • 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, peltro, tartufoItalian
  • קְצָתHebrew
  • トライフルJapanese
  • 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
  • maličkosťSlovak
  • ทรัยเฟิลThai

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