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1. trivial

adjective. ['ˈtrɪviːəl'] (informal) small and of little importance.

Synonyms

  • petty
  • footling
  • little
  • picayune
  • unimportant
  • piffling
  • lilliputian
  • niggling
  • piddling

Antonyms

  • grand larceny
  • senior
  • broad-minded
  • big

Etymology

  • trivialis (Latin)
  • trivium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Trivial

  • convivial

How do you pronounce trivial?

Pronounce trivial as ˈtrɪviəl.

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Sentences with trivial


1. Adjective
You must have a deep understanding of all rules, even the most trivial ones.

Quotes about trivial


1. People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.
- Charles Bukowski

2. We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.
- B.F. Skinner

3. The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.
- Franz Kafka

2. trivial

adjective. ['ˈtrɪviːəl'] of little substance or significance.

Synonyms

  • superficial
  • insignificant

Antonyms

  • tall
  • high
  • much

Etymology

  • trivialis (Latin)
  • trivium (Latin)

3. trivial

adjective. ['ˈtrɪviːəl'] concerned with trivialities.

Antonyms

  • large

Etymology

  • trivialis (Latin)
  • trivium (Latin)
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