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Synonyms for trifleˈtraɪ fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trifle(noun)

    a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate

    small beer, trivia, technicality, triviality

  2. technicality, trifle, triviality(noun)

    a detail that is considered insignificant

    pettiness, technicality, triviality, small beer, slightness, puniness, trivia, trifle

  3. triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer(verb)

    something of small importance

    pettiness, technicality, triviality, small beer, slightness, puniness, trivia, trifle

  4. piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle(verb)

    waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

    wanton away, wee, wee-wee, piddle away, play, piddle, dally, urinate, frivol, relieve oneself, micturate, pass water, wanton, trifle away, puddle, piss, spend a penny, luxuriate, take a leak, make water, trifle, make, pee-pee, pee

  5. frivol, trifle(verb)

    act frivolously

    play, frivol, piddle, wanton, piddle away, wanton away, dally, trifle

  6. dally, trifle, play(verb)

    consider not very seriously

    "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

    take on, fiddle, wanton, bet, spiel, act, romance, run, flirt, trifle, dally, diddle, meet, coquette, piddle, roleplay, chat up, butterfly, act as, toy, encounter, playact, work, dawdle, make for, piddle away, play, represent, wanton away, frivol, bring, recreate, philander, coquet, mash, wreak, wager


  1. trifle(noun)

    To act, speak, or otherwise behave with jest.

    jot, scrap, iota, whit

  2. trifle(verb)

    To inconsequentially toy with something.

    bagatelle, whiffle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trifle(v. n.)

    act with levity, be busy about trifles, PIDDLE

  2. trifle(v. n.)

    talk idly or frivolously, toy, wanton

  3. trifle(n.)

    BAGATELLE, triviality, pittance, modicum, small matter, thing of little value or consequence, thing of no moment, drop in the bucket, shadow of a shade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

little, misery

Translations for trifle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ваҡ-төйәкBashkir
  • fotesaCatalan, Valencian
  • maličkostCzech
  • Trifle, KleinigkeitGerman
  • sopa inglesaSpanish
  • vähe, pisut, natuke, veidiEstonian
  • vitsailla, ripaus, tinaseos, hippunen, trifle, tina-astia, väheksyä, hitunen, pilailla, tina, rahtunen, leikkiä, leikitellä, pikkuasia, pikkujuttu, hiukkanenFinnish
  • broutille, babiole, bricole, bagatelleFrench
  • traidhfil, réadánIrish
  • un tantino, inezia, briciola, zuppa inglese, cosa da poco, un po', bagattella, peltro, tartufoItalian
  • קְצָתHebrew
  • トライフルJapanese
  • kanehe, takutakunga, takungaMāori
  • een beetje, aalmoes, bagatel, zever, puddingtaart, klutsDutch
  • ninharia, bugiganga, triflePortuguese
  • копейка, безделушка, бисквит, теребить, играть, тратить, шутить, растрачивать, мелочь, не принимать всерьёз, расточать, прикалываться, разбазаривать, безделица, небольшое количество, пустяк, небольшая суммаRussian
  • tratiti, тратити, tričarija, ситница, sitnica, тричаријаSerbo-Croatian
  • maličkosťSlovak
  • ทรัยเฟิลThai

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