Definition of trifling


  • not worth considering; "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost", "piffling efforts", "a trifling matter". Synonyms: negligible, paltry.


  • the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working. Synonyms: dalliance, dawdling.


  • waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently. Synonyms: piddle, piddle away, trifle, wanton, wanton away.
  • act frivolously. Synonyms: frivol, trifle.
  • consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her", "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania". Synonyms: dally, play, trifle.

Words nearby trifling

rifling, trilling, tripling.

Rhymes with trifling

rifling, stifling.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • trifling is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 12 points
  • trifling is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 12 points
  • trifling is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 15 points
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