What does trifling mean?

Definitions for triflingˈtraɪ flɪŋ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dalliance, dawdling, trifling(adj)

    the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

  2. negligible, paltry, trifling(adj)

    not worth considering

    "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"


  1. trifling(Adjective)

    trivial, or of little importance

  2. trifling(Adjective)

    idle or frivolous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trifling

    of Trifle

  2. Trifling(adj)

    being of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as, a trifling debt; a trifling affair


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trifling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trifling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Franklin Pierce:

    Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.

  2. La Rochefoucauld:

    Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great things.

  3. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.

  4. John Andrew Holmes:

    It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

  5. Magha:

    The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere.

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