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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

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Michelangelo

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

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

Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.
George A. Smith

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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