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Meaning of Trivial

minor , insignificant, of little worth or importance.

Trivial Alternative Definition

Of small importance. It is a rule in equity that a demurrer will lie to a bill on the ground of the triviality of the matter in dispute, as being below the dignity of the court. 4 Bouv. Inst, note 4237. See Hopk. 112; 4 Johns. Ch. (N. Y.) 183; 4 Paige, Ch. (N. Y.) 364.

Synonyms of Trivial


  • empty
  • frivolous
  • inane
  • inappreciable
  • inconsiderable
  • indifferent
  • inferior
  • insignificant
  • levis
  • light
  • meager
  • meaningless
  • mediocre
  • negligible
  • nominal
  • nonessential
  • nugatory
  • petty
  • scanty
  • shallow
  • slight
  • small
  • superficial
  • trashy
  • trifling
  • unimportant
  • useless

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Etimology of Trivial

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ordinary (1580s); “insignificant, trifling” (1590s), from Latin trivialis “common, commonplace, vulgar,” literally “of or belonging to the crossroads,” from trivium “place where three roads meet,” in transferred use, “an open place, a public place,” from tri- “three” (see three) + via “road” (see via). The sense connection is “public,” hence “common, commonplace.” The earliest use of the word in English was early 15c., a separate borrowing in the academic sense “of the trivium” (the first three liberal arts — grammar, rhetoric, and logic); from Medieval Latin use of trivialis in the sense “of the first three liberal arts,” from trivium, neuter of the Latin adjective trivius “of three roads, of the crossroads.” Related: Trivially. For sense evolution to “pertaining to useless information,” see trivia.



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