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Definition of trifle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] something that is not valuable or important There's no point worrying over such trifles. $1,000 is a mere trifle to her.
  2. 2a trifle [singular] (used as an adverb) (formal or humorous) slightly She seemed a trifle anxious. He was just a trifle too friendly for my liking.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: trifle

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