English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'trifling'

(adjective) 
Definition
insignificant, petty, or frivolous
The guests had each paid £250, no trifling sum.
Synonyms
insignificant
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
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small
No detail was too small to escape her attention.
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tiny
Though she was tiny, she had a very loud voice.
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slight
It's only made a slight difference.
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shallow
I think he is shallow, vain and untrustworthy.
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petty
Rows would start over petty things.
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idle
It was more of an idle threat than anything.
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trivial
I don't like to visit the doctor just for something trivial.
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worthless
This piece of old junk is totally worthless.
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negligible
Managers are convinced that the strike will have a negligible effect.
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unimportant
It was an unimportant job, and paid very little.
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frivolous
wasting money on frivolous projects
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paltry
She had no interest in such paltry concerns.
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puny
the puny resources at our disposal
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piddling (informal)
arguing over piddling amounts of money
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inconsiderable
He was a man of great charm and not inconsiderable wit.
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nickel-and-dime (US, slang)
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footling (informal)
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of footling
Synonyms
time-wasting,
niggly,
nickel-and-dime (US, slang),
hairsplitting
in the sense of frivolous
Definition
unworthy of serious or sensible treatment
wasting money on frivolous projects
Synonyms
in the sense of idle
Definition
without basis
It was more of an idle threat than anything.

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