AskDefine | Define trifling

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trifling adj : not worth considering; "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter" [syn: negligible, paltry] n : the deliberate act of wasting time instead of working [syn: dalliance, dawdling, wasting time]

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  1. trivial, or of little importance
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 234a.
      it doesn't take him long to make any of them, and he sells them for some trifling sum of money.
  2. idle or frivolous




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