Synonyms for trivial
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : triv-ee-uhl|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈtrɪv i əl|
Top 10 synonyms for trivial
- beside the point
- of no account
Définition of trivialOrigin :
- "ordinary" (1580s); "insignificant" (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); from a Medieval Latin use of trivialis in the sense "of the trivium," from trivium as neuter of the Latin adjective trivius "of three roads." Cf. trivia. Related: Trivially. The board game Trivial Pursuit was released 1982 and was a craze in U.S. for several years thereafter.
- adj not important
- You've made me your butt, your fool, your doer of trivial offices.
- Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
- He was a gentleman, but the trivial fact is of small avail to-day.
- Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
- And at least it was not a trivial view, nor an ill meant one.
- Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
- His tone was as level as if he were discussing some trivial matter.
- Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
- On Mike's face was a map of disaster; the disaster might be trivial or great.
- Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
- What had seemed so real to him then he feared to-day to face, as trivial and weak.
- Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
- The subjects were trivial in themselves, and repeated endlessly.
- Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
- My smallest action, my most trivial habit, was familiar to them.
- Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
- Grant laid a finger upon his arm and drawled his solution of a trivial mystery.
- Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
- But the loss of her mother was to Hetty a trivial one, in comparison with the loss of her father.
- Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
Antonyms for trivial
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