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trifle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of trifle

  1. something of little importance let us not speak of trifles when our nation may be going to war Synonyms of trifle bagatelle, child's play, frippery, nonproblem, nothing, picayune, shuck(s), small beer, small change, triviality Words Related to trifle naught (also nought), nothingness, smoke, zero; peanuts, pittance, song, straw, two bits; bunk, claptrap, drivel, folly, fribble, fudge, hogwash, humbug, humbuggery, nonsense, piffle, rot, trash, trivia; bit, crumb, dab, dram, lick, mite, ounce, particle, pinhead, scintilla, shred, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), soupçon, speck, spot, tad, touch, trace


trifle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of trifle

  1. 1 to show a sexual attraction for someone just for fun do not trifle with me unless you mean to ask me to marry you Synonyms of trifle coquet (or coquette), dally, frivol, mess around, toy, flirtWords Related to trifle vamp; court, mash, woo; josh, kid, put on, razz, rib, tease; fool, lead on, string along; manipulate, play (with)

  2. 2 to spend time in aimless activity spent a lazy afternoon trifling on the front porch Synonyms of trifle doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang about [British], kick around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), fiddleWords Related to trifle dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinkerNear Antonyms of trifle buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)

Synonym Discussion of trifle

trifle, toy, dally, flirt, coquet mean to deal with or act toward without serious purpose. trifle may imply playfulness, unconcern, indulgent contempt.
    • to trifle with a lover's feelings
toy implies acting without full attention or serious exertion of one's powers.
    • a political novice toying with great issues
dally suggests indulging in thoughts or plans merely as an amusement.
    • dallying with the idea of building a boat someday
flirt implies an interest or attention that soon passes to another object.
    • flirted with one fashionable ism after another
coquet implies attracting interest or admiration without serious intention.
    • companies that coquet with environmentalism solely for public relations


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