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trifle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food
trifletri‧fle1 /ˈtraɪfəl/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 a trifle2 [countable] old-fashionedUNIMPORTANT something unimportant or not valuable 🔊 There’s no point in arguing over trifles.3 [countable, uncountable]DF a cold British sweet dish made of layers of cake, fruit, jelly, custard, and cream
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trifleAlas, they are just a trifle over life size.A tall man of military bearing, who I fancied looked a trifle uncomfortable in civilian clothes, stood on the threshold.But such a trifle was not worthy of being brought by such a gentleman as you seem to be.At first, the difficulty he had in opening the door of his room seemed no more than an irritating trifle.Buying a house is no trifle for middle class families.His antiquarian temperament has made him a greater snapper-up of unconsidered trifles of archaeology, architecture and literature.
trifletrifle2 verb 🔊 🔊 trifle with somebody/something
Examples from the Corpus
trifleI was in no mood to trifle.Ferry captains have no time to trifle with inept sailors blocking the channel.How dare you trifle with me, he might have said; and worse, why should I care?I loathe men who trifle with women's affections.
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