Origin of trifling
Synonyms for trifling
Antonyms for trifling
verb (used without object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
verb (used with object), tri·fled, tri·fling.
Origin of trifle
Synonyms for trifle
Related Words for triflingidling, petty, dinky, slight, shallow, niggling, hollow, piddling, idle, silly, small, minuscule, empty, loitering, banal, frivolous, inane, inconsequential, insipid, jejune
Examples from the Web for trifling
Contemporary Examples of trifling
What's the point of tacking on some trifling symbolic punishment to their deep anguish?Some Things Are Beyond Punishment
June 25, 2013
The Flagstaff fire, though a trifling 300 acres, threatened Boulder and activated a top-level fire team.Colorado Blazes Remind Us That National Policy on Fire Needs a Fix
Stephen J. Pyne
June 29, 2012
Around the globe, people are barely coping, politicians are ignoring them, and the media are trifling with them.Leslie H. Gelb on a World in Crisis—and What Obama Should Do
Leslie H. Gelb
December 14, 2011
Historical Examples of trifling
Things as trifling as the turning of a shell may restore you to your rights.
When you return, you will find a trifling token of remembrance for yourself and Philothea.
"You are trifling, Smithson," the owner of the store exclaimed, in high exasperation.Within the Law
This pulse is trifling with me; I see that it does not know me yet.The Imaginary Invalid
By trifling but unavoidable accidents, it was delayed a few hours.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Word Origin for trifle
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.