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"
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
of little substance or significance
"a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"
concerned with trivialities
"a trivial young woman"; "a trivial mind"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy
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How to use trivial in a sentence?
In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart.
An ethical atheist is infinitely more valuable than an unethical pious! What matters is whether you are ethical or not; your beliefs are utterly trivial beside this matter!
Our life is characterized by a constant dialogue between our self and consumption-- consumption as biological waste, of ourselves and others, but also the trivial destruction of products.
In science, all facts no matter how trivial, enjoy democratic equality.
Although Twitter claimed they suspended some botnets this is relatively trivial, the bots suspended were crude and likely to have been identified as part of Twitter's routine spambot roundup, i've identified similar networks for years and Twitter rarely make a fanfare of getting them removed. Indeed, there are existing botnets spreading pro-regime propaganda that have existed since 2012 and that are still going strong.
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- trivial, banalCatalan, Valencian
- triviální, druhový, bezvýznamnýCzech
- tühine, tavaline, argineEstonian
- mitätön, turhanaikainen, tyhjänpäiväinen, yksinkertainen, tavallinen, triviaaliFinnish
- anodin, trivial, banalFrench
- cumanta, suarachScottish Gaelic
- jelentéktelen, triviális, magától értetődő, közönséges, nyilvánvaló, útszéliHungarian
- banale, ordinario, insignificanteItalian
- 些細, つまらない, 蛇足, 自明, 通称, ありふれた, 枝葉, 末梢的, ささいなJapanese
- kūrapa, meroitiMāori
- trywialny, błahyPolish
- банальный, тривиальный, обычный, ничтожный, мелкий, незначительныйRussian
- trivial, vanlig, enkel, ordinär, uppenbarSwedish
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