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trivial

adjective

Definition: of little value or importance

Synonyms: commonplace, ordinary, insignificant, trifling, petty, unimportant, immaterial

Antonyms: extraordinary, noteworthy

Tips: Something trivial is of little importance and is really not worth much attention or consideration. A trivial detail is not a big deal and not related to the core of a matter. The verb trivialize means "to make less important, usually in a negative manner."

Usage Examples:

When the insurance adjuster began to embark on trivial details of the policy, the customer's eyes glazed over with boredom. (unimportant, trifling)

I can't believe you two are arguing over something as trivial as which salt and pepper holders we should set on the dinner table. (petty, insignificant)

Iím very busy at the moment and would rather not be bothered by such trivial matters. (unimportant)

In a poor attempt at humor, the anti-smoking ad trivialized the real, life-threatening damage caused by smoking. (made less important) verb


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