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Another word for trifle

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Verb
  1. To treat lightly or flippantly

    See also:

    work

  2. To move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

    See also:

    touch

  3. To make amorous advances without serious intentions

    See also:

    sex

Idioms:

    trifle away

  1. To pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

  2. trifle away

  3. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

Another word for trifle

Noun
  1. A small quantity

    See also:

    bit

  2. A small degree

    See also:

    bit

  3. Something of little importance

    See also:

    insignificance

Synonym Study

  • Toy implies a trifling or dallying with no purpose beyond that of amusement or idling away time toying with the idea of writing a novel
  • Coquet usually suggests a trifling in matters of love she coquetted with several men in her department
  • Trifle is the general term meaning to treat someone or something without earnestness, full attention, definite purpose, etc. began to trifle with the notion of retirement, trifling with her affections flirt implies a light, transient interest or attention that quickly moves on to another person or thing flirted with several religions before becoming a philosopher dally implies a playing with a subject or thing that one has little or no intention of taking seriously to dally with painting