Thesaurus

trifling

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of trifling

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention
  • trifling differences between the theatrical and DVD versions of the movie

Synonyms for trifling

Words Related to trifling

Near Antonyms for trifling

Antonyms for trifling

trifling

verb
present participle of trifle

Synonyms & Antonyms of trifling (Entry 2 of 2)

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 for trifling

Words Related to trifling

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about trifling

Time Traveler for trifling

Time Traveler

The first known use of trifling was in 1535

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Trifling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trifling. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on trifling

Dictionary: Definition of trifling

Nglish: Translation of trifling for Spanish Speakers

Comments on trifling

What made you want to look up trifling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!