something of small importance; or a small quantity
They all laughed, and the thought crossed the prince’s mind that perhaps Lebedeff was really trifling in this way because he foresaw inconvenient questions, and wanted to gain time.
Yet his smile, in spite of its sweetness, was a little thin, if I may so call it, and showed his teeth too evenly; his gaze though decidedly good-humoured and ingenuous, was a trifle too inquisitive and intent to be altogether agreeable.
As to small meannesses, such trifles did not trouble her.
I think you are growing less cool, my friend, and are beginning to be a trifle surprised, aren’t you?
Don’t stand on ceremony, give him some trifle, and let that end 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.