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trifling
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ: this may do something.
  • O thou dull Moor! that handkerchief thou speak’st of I found by fortune and did give my husband; For often with a solemn earnestness,— More than, indeed, belong’d to such a trifle,— He begg’d of me to steal it.

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  • Don’t waste my time with trifling matters.
  • We all agree with the goal, but how to achieve it is not a trifling matter.

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as in: trifle with her affections Define
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
  • Do not believe That, from the sense of all civility, I thus would play and trifle with your reverence: Your daughter,—if you have not given her leave,— I say again, hath made a gross revolt; Tying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunes In an extravagant and wheeling stranger Of here and everywhere.

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  • not a woman to trifle with or ignore
  • The European Parliament refuses to be trifled with.

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as in: trifle with her affections Define
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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