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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Trifling  \Tri"fling\,  a. 
  Being  of  small  value  or  importance;  trivial;  paltry;  as  a 
  trifling  debt;  a  trifling  affair.  --  {Tri"fling*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Tri"fling*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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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