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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

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

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Michelangelo

It would be spiteful to put a Jellyfish in a trifle.
Karl Pilkington

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

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