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Definition of Trifling


  1. of Trifle
  2. Being of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as, a trifling debt; a trifling affair.

Trifling Quotations

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
Henry Miller

Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.
Franklin Pierce

They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.
Samuel Johnson

The young are in great danger. Much evil results from their light and trifling reading. Much time is lost which should be spent in useful employment. Some would even deprive themselves of sleep that they might finish some ridiculous love story.
Ellen G. White
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Trifling Translations

trifling in Dutch is onbeduidend, luizig, beuzelachtig
trifling in German is spielend
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