The Flagstaff fire, though a trifling 300 acres, threatened Boulder and activated a top-level fire team.
What's the point of tacking on some trifling symbolic punishment to their deep anguish?
Around the globe, people are barely coping, politicians are ignoring them, and the media are trifling with them.
You have not, you say, the poor power of obtaining the most trifling favour for yourself.
Well, but, mamma, a trifling excess of delicacy is surely excusable.
But the lady gave him to understand that he must pay no attention to this trifling freak of nature.
Raikes bore the heavy sled as though it was a trifling burden.
He might hit, and still only woundwound in some trifling way which would not prevent further flight.
A man who has suffered as I have has no mind left for trifling.
It is more abundant in this form than as ammonia; but still, compared with the organic nitrogen, its amount is trifling.
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.