Yet, how bitter was his mirth; how full of contempt for the triflers present, and for the trifles which made their life!
A race of triflers arise, who think only of the present hour.
Till then they were but triflers—mean souls—fit neither for heaven nor for hell.
They are not the triflers who balance a feather against a soul.
The daughter set too much value upon time willingly to waste it upon trifles and triflers.
But this minority was denounced by the orthodox as innovators and triflers.
But when a lamb of their flock is in question they are no triflers, as they have shown by carrying away Lygia.
Be serious with the serious, gay with the gay, and trifle with the triflers.
Then, if you really believe, if it's so serious to you, why do you make a show of it for triflers?
What triflers, on any other ground, were Socrates and Plato.
early 13c., trufle "false or idle tale," later "matter of little importance" (late 13c.), from Old French trufle "mockery," diminutive of truffe "deception," of uncertain origin.
"treat lightly," 1520s, from trifle (n.). Related: Trifled; trifling.