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Meaning & Definition of Trivial in English

English

Trivial

/trɪviəl/

adjective

1. (informal) small and of little importance

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • fiddling
  • ,
  • footling
  • ,
  • lilliputian
  • ,
  • little
  • ,
  • niggling
  • ,
  • piddling
  • ,
  • piffling
  • ,
  • petty
  • ,
  • picayune
  • ,
  • trivial

2. Of little substance or significance

  • "A few superficial editorial changes"
  • "Only trivial objections"
    synonym:
  • superficial
  • ,
  • trivial

3. Concerned with trivialities

  • "A trivial young woman"
  • "A trivial mind"
    synonym:
  • trivial

Examples of using

The proof is trivial.
Don't bother your parents with such a trivial thing.