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Definition 1: concerned with trivialities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where trivial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a trivial young woman
  • a trivial mind

(trivial is similar to ...) not serious in content or attitude or behavior

"a frivolous novel" "a frivolous remark" "a frivolous young woman"

Definition 2: of little substance or significance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where trivial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a few superficial editorial changes
  • only trivial objections

Synonyms for trivial in the sense of this definition

(trivial is similar to ...) devoid of importance, meaning, or force

Definition 3: (informal) small and of little importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where trivial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fiddling sum of money
  • a footling gesture
  • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
  • a little (or small) matter
  • a dispute over niggling details
  • limited to petty enterprises
  • piffling efforts
  • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction

Synonyms for trivial in the sense of this definition

(trivial is similar to ...) not important

"a relatively unimportant feature of the system" "the question seems unimportant"

(trivial is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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