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trifle

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something of little importance
  • Let us not speak of trifles when our nation may be going to war.
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trifle

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1 to show a sexual attraction for someone just for fun
  • Do not trifle with me unless you really care for me.
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2 to spend time in aimless activity
  • We spent a lazy afternoon trifling on the front porch.
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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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