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British English: /ˈtrʌɪf(ə)l/
American English: /ˈtraɪfəl/

Translation of trifle in French:


  • 1a trifle (slightly)
    un tantinet [ironic]
    a trifle dull/long
    légèrement ennuyeux/long
    a trifle breathlessly
    légèrement essoufflé
    to speed up/slow down a trifle
    accélérer/ralentir légèrement
  • 2 (triviality)
    (gift, money) bagatelle (f)
    (matter, problem) détail (m)
    chose (f) sans importance
    to waste time on trifles
    perdre son temps à des broutilles

intransitive verb

  • to trifle with
    jouer avec (feelings, affections)
    to trifle with somebody
    traiter quelqu'un à la légère
    she's not someone to be trifled with!
    ce n'est pas une femme qu'on traite à la légère or avec qui l'on badine!

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