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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

You may think it was a very little thing, and in these days it seems to me like a trifle, but it was a most important incident in my life. I could scarcely credit that I, the poor boy, had earned a dollar in less than a day; that by honest work, I had earned a dollar. I was a more hopeful and thoughtful boy from that time.
Abraham Lincoln

One must not trifle with love.
Alfred de Musset

The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.
Louis Agassiz

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

My secret indulgent food is dessert. I have an incredible sweet tooth - chocolate pudding with vanilla ice-cream or trifle and pavlova. I do love dessert.
Deborra-Lee Furness
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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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