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Synonyms for trivial
ˈtrɪv i əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial(adj)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    subaltern, junior-grade, piddling, superficial, picayune, diminutive, tiny, footling, petite, lowly, petty(a), lilliputian, slight, bantam, lower-ranking, small-minded, fiddling, petty, minuscule, short, midget, little(a), flyspeck, secondary, small, little, piffling, niggling

    Antonyms:
    of import, serious, important, significant

  2. superficial, trivial(adj)

    of little substance or significance

    "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"

    Synonyms:
    niggling, picayune, piffling, footling, superficial, petty, fiddling, lilliputian, little, piddling

    Antonyms:
    significant, important, serious, of import

  3. trivial(adj)

    concerned with trivialities

    "a trivial young woman"; "a trivial mind"

    Synonyms:
    niggling, picayune, piffling, footling, superficial, petty, fiddling, lilliputian, little, piddling

    Antonyms:
    important, significant, serious, of import

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trivial

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    Synonyms:
    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    Antonyms:
    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trivial

    Synonyms:
    trifling, trite, common, unimportant, useless, nugatory, paltry, inconsiderable

    Antonyms:
    important, weighty, critical, original, novel

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trivial(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] common, ordinary, vulgar

  2. trivial(a.)

    Synonyms:
    trifling, petty, small, frivolous, slight, light, nugatory, worthless, paltry, unimportant, inconsiderable, insignificant, immaterial, of little value, of little consequence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trivial(a)

    Synonyms:
    trifling, frivolous, insignificant, unimportant

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How to use trivial in a sentence?

  1. W. M. L. Jay:

    Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.

  2. Charles Baudelaire:

    I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.

  3. Roberto Perli:

    These are not trivial amounts.

  4. Gavin Ashenden:

    The idea that people are so trivial that they can be almost tricked into a search for God by entertaining them with a golf course is a serious-category error.

  5. Ron Shapiro:

    These are not trivial questions in terms of the real legitimate shortage of organs for people who are on the waiting list.


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