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triv·i·al·i·ty

 (trĭv′ē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. triv·i·al·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being trivial.
2. Something trivial.

triviality

(ˌtrɪvɪˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being trivial
2. something, such as a remark, that is trivial

triv•i•al•i•ty

(ˌtrɪv iˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. something trivial; a trivial matter, remark, etc.
2. trivial quality or character.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triviality - the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivoloustriviality - the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
unimportance - the quality of not being important or worthy of note
joke - a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
2.triviality - a detail that is considered insignificanttriviality - a detail that is considered insignificant
detail, item, point - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
3.triviality - something of small importancetriviality - something of small importance  
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
frippery, frivolity, bagatelle, fluff - something of little value or significance

triviality

noun
2. trifle, nothing, detail, technicality, petty detail, no big thing, no great matter He accused me of making a great fuss about trivialities.
trifle essential, rudiment
Proverbs
"Little things please little minds"

triviality

noun
Translations
تَفاهَه، تَمَسُّك بالتَّوافِهشَيء تافِه
banalitavšednost
trivialitet
banalitás
smáatriîi, smámunirsmávægi
banalitavšednosť
nepomembnost
önemsiz şeyönemsizlik

triviality

[ˌtrɪvɪˈælɪtɪ] N
1. (= unimportance) → trivialidad f, banalidad f
2. (= trivial detail) → trivialidad f

triviality

[ˌtrɪviˈæləti] n
(= unimportant matter) → futilité f
(= trivial nature) [details, problem] → caractère m insignifiant; [interview, conversation, speech, film] → banalité f

triviality

nTrivialität f; (of objection, loss, details, matters also)Geringfügigkeit f, → Belanglosigkeit f

triviality

[ˌtrɪvɪˈælɪtɪ] nfrivolezza; (trivial detail) → futilità f inv

trivia

(ˈtriviə) noun plural
unimportant matters or details. I haven't time to worry about such trivia.
ˈtrivial adjective
1. of very little importance. trivial details.
2. (especially of people) only interested in unimportant things; not at all serious. She's a very trivial person.
ˈtrivially adverb
ˌtriviˈality (-ˈa-) noun
1. the state of being trivial.
2. (plural triviˈalities) something which is trivial. He is always worrying about some triviality or other.
References in classic literature ?
Vronsky had several times already, though not so resolutely as now, tried to bring her to consider their position, and every time he had been confronted by the same superficiality and triviality with which she met his appeal now.
Neither had success as yet affected their boyish simplicity and the frankness of old frontier habits; they played with their new-found riches with the naive delight of children, and rehearsed their glowing future with the importance and triviality of school-boys.
And the triviality faded from their faces, though it left something behind--the knowledge that they never could be parted because their love was rooted in common things.
Helen Burns asked some slight question about her work of Miss Smith, was chidden for the triviality of the inquiry, returned to her place, and smiled at me as she again went by.
The fact is," said D'Artagnan, "if men are punished for imprudence and triviality, this poor king deserves punishment.
No one could have worked harder than she, nor with more sincerity; she believed in herself with all her heart; but it was plain that self-confidence meant very little, all his friends had it, Miguel Ajuria among the rest; and Philip was shocked by the contrast between the Spaniard's heroic endeavour and the triviality of the thing he attempted.
There is an apparent triviality in the action with the scissors, but your discernment perceives at once that there is a design in it which makes it eminently worthy of a large-headed, long-limbed young man; for you see that Lucy wants the scissors, and is compelled, reluctant as she may be, to shake her ringlets back, raise her soft hazel eyes, smile playfully down on the face that is so very nearly on a level with her knee, and holding out her little shell-pink palm, to say,--
And then my eyes became opened to the inwardness of things and speeches the triviality of which had been so baffling and tiresome.
Now, you may find yourself wondering just how low our society has sunk if we're equating Courage Wolf's advice with the proverbial wisdom of the ages, but if so, you may be falling prey to a concept that folklorists call the triviality barrier.
But we will have a meaningless investigation, as we have managed to turn this triviality into a major issue.
It underlined the daily dangers facing our officers on the streets, and served to highlight the triviality of so many people's day-to-day workplace "worries".
Thus, the author (a researcher at and former director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey) traces the presumed benevolence or triviality of enslavement in Puerto Rico, the favoring of a Spanish colonial whiteness (under a hispanophile discourse), and the insistence on a harmonious race mixture as discourses that thrive on a presumed contrast with the United States that also characterize Puerto Rico as morally superior.