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trifle

tri·fle

trifle

 
pronunciation:
traI fl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
a trifle
part of speech: noun
definition: something that has very little value or importance.
His anger seemed wasted on trifles.
similar words:
nothing, token
phrase: a trifle
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: trifled, trifles, trifling
definition: to treat something or someone lightly, without proper respect or care (usually followed by "with").
Don't trifle with a loaded gun.He was angry at her for trifling with his feelings.
synonyms:
flirt, fool, toy
similar words:
dabble, disrespect, monkey
derivation: trifler (n.)