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trifling

[trahy-fling] /ˈtraɪ flɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of very little importance; trivial; insignificant:
a trifling matter.
2.
of small value, cost, or amount:
a trifling sum.
3.
frivolous; shallow; light:
trifling conversation.
4.
mean; worthless.
noun
5.
idle or frivolous conduct, talk, etc.
6.
foolish delay or waste of time.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see trifle, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
triflingly, adverb
triflingness, noun
untrifling, adjective
untriflingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. unimportant, slight, inconsequential. See petty. 2. negligible, piddling.
Antonyms
1. important.
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British Dictionary definitions for triflingness

trifling

/ˈtraɪflɪŋ/
adjective
1.
insignificant or petty
2.
frivolous or idle
Derived Forms
triflingly, adverb
triflingness, noun
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