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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

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

Of what use are all the codes in the world, if by means of confidential reports, if for trifling reasons, if through anonymous traitors any honest citizen may be exiled or banished without a hearing, without a trial?
Jose Rizal

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

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
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Trifling Translations

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