Examples of trifling in a Sentence
a trifling sum of money
deciding what you want to do for a living is no trifling matter
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First Known Use of trifling
Synonymsfiddling, foolish, frivolous, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, minute, negligible, nugatory, slight, small, small-fry, unimportant, trivial
Antonymsbig, consequential, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, unfrivolous, weighty
Related Wordsjerkwater, one-horse; nickel-and-dime, paltry, petty, small-time, worthless; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknown
Near Antonymsdecisive, fatal, fateful; chief, dominant, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, principal; distinctive, exceptional, impressive, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; valuable, worthwhile, worthy; distinguished, eminent, great, illustrious, preeminent, prestigious; famous, notorious, renowned; all-important, basic, essential, fundamental, key
TRIFLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trifling for English Language Learners
: having little value or importance
TRIFLING Defined for Kids
Definition of trifling for Students
- He worries about trifling details.
- We paid a trifling amount.
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