trifling

[ trahy-fling ]
/ ˈtraɪ flɪŋ /

adjective

of very little importance; trivial; insignificant: a trifling matter.
of small value, cost, or amount: a trifling sum.
frivolous; shallow; light: trifling conversation.
mean; worthless.

noun

idle or frivolous conduct, talk, etc.
foolish delay or waste of time.

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Origin of trifling

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at trifle, -ing2, -ing1

synonym study for trifling

1. See petty.

OTHER WORDS FROM trifling

tri·fling·ly, adverbtri·fling·ness, nounun·tri·fling, adjectiveun·tri·fling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for trifling

trifling
/ (ˈtraɪflɪŋ) /

adjective

insignificant or petty
frivolous or idle

Derived forms of trifling

triflingly, adverbtriflingness, noun
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