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TRIFLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trifling mean? 

TRIFLING (noun)
  The noun TRIFLING has 1 sense:

1. the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

  Familiarity information: TRIFLING used as a noun is very rare.


TRIFLING (adjective)
  The adjective TRIFLING has 1 sense:

1. not worth considering

  Familiarity information: TRIFLING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIFLING (noun)


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Meaning:

The deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dalliance; dawdling; trifling

Hypernyms ("trifling" is a kind of...):

delay; holdup (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)


TRIFLING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not worth considering

Synonyms:

paltry; trifling; negligible

Context examples:

he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost / piffling efforts / a trifling matter

Similar:

worthless (lacking in usefulness or value)


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