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A little; somewhat:‘his methods are a trifle eccentric’
a little, a bit, somewhat, a touch, a spot, a mite, a whita tad, ishView synonyms
- ‘As the number has swelled, the attention that tourism has got from the Government and the big business houses has made the small and medium entrepreneurs a trifle uneasy.’
- ‘These gadgets, though a trifle expensive at first, brought the theatre sound right into the living room, to the great delight of those who could afford the powerful systems.’
- ‘But afterwards, the fields seemed a bit larger, the houses a trifle more substantial, the roads wider.’
- ‘Yet voice-over is always a trifle distancing, and particularly so when the language of the 1770s sounds so archaic to our ears today.’
- ‘Granted they both worked in a steam laundry in West Texas in the summer but the fact that they kept our house at a chilly 65 degrees now strikes me as a trifle extreme.’
- ‘But I know the chances of being able to actually go somewhere are a trifle slim, seeing as I've left it a bit late and all…’
- ‘This commentary is a trifle self-indulgent, actually.’
- ‘Now, you may think this game sounds a trifle sad.’
- ‘Perhaps it would be a trifle rash to suggest that Australian sport has gone into terminal decline.’
- ‘The trip was made a trifle bit easy for him since he was accompanying his parents to various areas, where all three worked in their respective area.’
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