- n. 琐事；蛋糕；少量
- vi. 开玩笑；闲混；嘲弄
- vt. 浪费；虚度
CET4 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 CET6
1. trivial => trifle.
2. 屈莱弗甜食 (由蛋糕、果冻、水果、蛋奶沙司做成，上浇鲜奶油。)
来自古法语 trufle,嘲笑，嘲弄，小词形式于 truffe,欺骗。现词义可能来自不同词或受 trivial 影响。
- trifle:  Trifle was acquired from Old French truffle, a derivative of truffe ‘trickery, deceit’ (it is not known where this came from; it has no connection with English truffle, which may come ultimately from the same source as tuber). The first record of its application to a ‘sweet dessert confection’ dates from the end of the 16th century.
- trifle (n.)
- c. 1200, trufle "false or idle tale," later "matter of little importance" (c. 1300), from Old French trufle "mockery," diminutive of truffe "deception," of uncertain origin. As a type of light confection from 1755.
- trifle (v.)
- "treat lightly," 1520s, from trifle (n.). Earlier "cheat, mock" (c. 1300). Related: Trifled; trifling.
- 1. His uniform made him look a trifle out of place.
- 2. The Prime Minister smiled again, this time a trifle frostily.
- 3. "There we go," said Diane, a trifle too cheerily.
- 4. Believe me, it's the least I can do, a mere trifle.
- 5. As a photographer, he'd found both locations just a trifle disappointing.
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