- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||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.
- insignificant, petty, slight, small, trifling
- 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, unimportant, vain, worthless
||empty, flimsy, insignificant, light, nonessential, pitiful, puny, scrub, shallow, slight, slim, superficial, surface, vile
||trivially (adv.), trivialness (n.)