What does trifling mean?

Definitions for trifling
ˈtraɪ flɪŋtri·fling

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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How to say trifling in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of trifling in a Sentence

  1. The Likud party:

    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.

  2. Franklin Pierce:

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

  3. Laertius Diogenes:

    Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions... that laws were like cobwebs, --for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.

  4. Mark Twain:

    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

  5. John Andrew Holmes:

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

Images & Illustrations of trifling

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