V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: having little value or significance
Synonyms: insignificant, inane, inconsequential, measly, paltry, trivial, worthless, negligible, slight, petty, superficial
Antonyms: significant, valuable, important, meaningful
Tips: Trifling is derived from the Old French trufle, which means "mockery or deception." Trifling has come to mean "trivial and not worth spending time on." Trifling can also be a noun, referring to the act of wasting time instead of working.
I will not even discuss such a trifling subject. (insignificant, trivial, inane)
Mary could barely live on her trifling salary. (measly, paltry)
My coworkers argued incessantly about who spilled the coffee, which seemed like a trifling matter to me. (inane, inconsequential, trivial)
It was a trifling matter, and I didn't want to discuss it. (insignificant, inane, trivial)
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