Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun trifle

3 senses of trifle

Sense 1
trifle -- (a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate)
       => pudding, pud -- ((British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally))

Sense 2
technicality, trifle, triviality -- (a detail that is considered insignificant)
       => detail, item, point -- (an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information")

Sense 3
triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer -- (something of small importance)
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb trifle

3 senses of trifle

Sense 1
piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle -- (waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently)
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 2
frivol, trifle -- (act frivolously)
       => act, behave, do -- (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")

Sense 3
dally, trifle, play -- (consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania")
       => consider, take, deal, look at -- (take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case")

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