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trivial

triv·i·al

trivial

 
 
pronunciation:
trI vi l
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having little value or importance; insignificant.
There had been a few trivial complaints, but most people seemed to be happy with the library's renovation.After reading many trivial student essays, the instructor was pleased to find one with a good deal of substance.She thought her symptoms were trivial and had not believed it necessary to see a doctor.
synonyms:
insignificant, petty, slight, small, trifling, unimportant
antonyms:
big, grave, grievous, gross, important, momentous, serious, weighty
similar words:
dinky, frivolous, futile, idle, incidental, inconsequential, indifferent, lightweight, meaningless, mickey mouse, minor, negligible, niggling, nugatory, paltry, picayune, piddling, vain, worthless
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derivations: trivially (adv.), trivialness (n.)
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