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dalliance, dawdling, triflingadjective
the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
negligible, paltry, triflingadjective
not worth considering
"he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"
trivial, or of little importance
idle or frivolous
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Wanting worth; unimportant; wanting weight.
Etymology: from trifle.
To a soul supported with an assurance of the divine favour, the honours or afflictions of this life will be equally trifling and contemptible. John Rogers, Sermons.
being of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as, a trifling debt; a trifling affair
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The numerical value of trifling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of trifling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of trifling in a Sentence
Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.
The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere.
Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great things.
Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.
Regrettably, the media campaign in the past few weeks over this report is a clear attempt to topple the prime minister and the Likud government by trifling with petty issues and distracting voters.
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- insignificantCatalan, Valencian
- insignificante, trivialSpanish
- بی اهمیتPersian
- insignifiant, futileFrench
- неважен, незначаен, безначаенMacedonian
- insignificante, trivialPortuguese
- neînlăturat, măruntRomanian
- пустячный, мелкий, незначительныйRussian
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