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Definition of Trifle

Trifle

  1. A thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair.
  2. A dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it.
  3. To act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements.
  4. To make of no importance; to treat as a trifle.
  5. To spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money.

Trifle Quotations

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
Marcus Aurelius

A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
Blaise Pascal

Never think that Jesus commanded a trifle, nor dare to trifle with anything He has commanded.
Dwight L. Moody

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
W. Somerset Maugham

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
Homer
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Trifle Translations

trifle in Dutch is bagatel, futiliteit, beuzelarij
trifle in French is bagatelle
trifle in German is Kleinigkeit

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