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. trifle(noun)

    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, triviality(noun)

    a detail that is considered insignificant

  3. triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer(verb)

    something of small importance

  4. piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle(verb)

    waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

  5. frivol, trifle(verb)

    act frivolously

  6. dally, trifle, play(verb)

    consider not very seriously

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

Wiktionary

  1. trifle(Noun)

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

  2. trifle(Noun)

    An insignificant amount.

  3. trifle(Noun)

    Anything that is of little importance or worth.

  4. trifle(Noun)

    A particular kind of pewter.

  5. trifle(Noun)

    utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.

  6. trifle(Verb)

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

  7. trifle(Verb)

    To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.

  8. trifle(Verb)

    To inconsequentially toy with something.

  9. trifle(Verb)

    To squander or waste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trifle(noun)

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

  2. Trifle(noun)

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

  3. Trifle(noun)

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

  4. Trifle(verb)

    to make of no importance; to treat as a trifle

  5. Trifle(verb)

    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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  1. lifter

  2. filter

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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. Saadi Shirazi:

    Heed not the flatterer?s fulsome talk, He from thee hopes some trifle to obtain; Thou wilt, shouldst thou his wishes baulk, Ten hundred times as much of censure gain.

  2. George Crabbe:

    Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

  3. Dwight L. Moody:

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

  4. 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. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Michelangelo:

    Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.

Images & Illustrations of 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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