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Definition 1: something of small importance - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trifle in the sense of this definition

(trifle is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of trifle ) something of little value or significance

Definition 2: a detail that is considered insignificant - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for trifle in the sense of this definition

(trifle is a kind of ...) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

"several of the details are similar" "a point of information"

Definition 3: a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate - [noun denoting food]

(trifle is a kind of ...) (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)

(... is a kind of trifle ) a trifle soaked in wine and decorated with almonds and candied fruit

Definition 4: consider not very seriously - [verb of cognition]

Samples where trifle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for trifle in the sense of this definition

(trifle is a kind of ...) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

"Take the case of China" "Consider the following case"

(trifle has a similar meaning as ...) behave carelessly or indifferently

"Play about with a young girl's affection"

Synonyms for trifle in the sense of this definition

(trifle is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 6: waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for trifle in the sense of this definition

(trifle is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

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