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trifle


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trifle  \Tri"fle\,  n.  [OE.  trifle,  trufle,  OF  trufle  mockery, 
  raillery,  trifle,  probably  the  same  word  as  F.  truffe 
  truffle,  the  word  being  applied  to  any  small  or  worthless 
  object.  See  {Truffle}.] 
  1.  A  thing  of  very  little  value  or  importance;  a  paltry,  or 
  trivial,  affair. 
 
  With  such  poor  trifles  playing.  --Drayton. 
 
  Trifles  light  as  air  Are  to  the  jealous  confirmation 
  strong  As  proofs  of  holy  writ.  --Shak. 
 
  Small  sands  the  mountain,  moments  make  year,  And 
  frifles  life.  --Young. 
 
  2.  A  dish  composed  of  sweetmeats,  fruits,  cake,  wine,  etc., 
  with  syllabub  poured  over  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trifle  \Tri"fle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trifled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Trifling}.]  [OE.  trifelen  truflen  See  {Trifle},  n.] 
  To  act  or  talk  without  seriousness,  gravity,  weight,  or 
  dignity;  to  act  or  talk  with  levity;  to  indulge  in  light  or 
  trivial  amusements. 
 
  They  trifle,  and  they  beat  the  air  about  nothing  which 
  toucheth  us  --Hooker. 
 
  {To  trifle  with},  to  play  the  fool  with  to  treat  without 
  respect  or  seriousness;  to  mock;  as  to  trifle  with  one's 
  feelings,  or  with  sacred  things 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trifle  \Tri"fle\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  make  of  no  importance;  to  treat  as  a  trifle.  [Obs.] 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  spend  in  vanity;  to  fritter  away  to  waste;  as  to 
  trifle  away  money.  ``We  trifle  time.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trifle 
  n  1:  jam-spread  sponge  cake  soaked  in  wine  served  with  custard 
  sauce 
  2:  a  detail  that  is  considered  insignificant  [syn:  {technicality}, 
  {triviality}] 
  3:  something  of  small  importance  [syn:  {trivia},  {triviality}, 
  {small  beer}] 
  v  1:  waste  time;  spend  one's  time  idly  or  inefficiently  [syn:  {piddle}, 
  {wanton},  {wanton  away},  {piddle  away}] 
  2:  act  frivolously  [syn:  {frivol}] 
  3:  consider  not  very  seriously;  "He  is  trifiling  with  her"; 
  "She  plays  with  the  thought  of  moving  to  Tasmania"  [syn:  {dally}, 
  {play}] 




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