Definition of trivial in English:
1Of little value or importance: huge fines were imposed for trivial offences trivial details
More example sentences
- Even if the case is of very little importance, involving trivial loss, seeking truth from facts shall always be the norm for action.
- There are several lessons to be learned from this incident, some trivial, some quite important.
- And the pressure to conform to all these trivial values is absolutely enormous.
unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential, minor, of no/little account, of no/little consequence, of no/little importance, not worth bothering about, not worth mentioning;
incidental, inessential, non-essential, petty, trifling, fiddling, pettifogging, footling, small, slight, little, inconsiderable, negligible, paltry, nugatory;
British informal twopenny-halfpenny
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
1.1(Of a person) concerned only with petty things.
- A few hecklers managed to get in during this period but they were quite trivial.
- Mary is an amiable, conventional, and trivial young woman who gets married.
- Sometimes he presents her as a vain and trivial woman, sometimes as merely ignorant and fearful.
2 Mathematics Denoting a subgroup that either contains only the identity element or is identical with the given group.
- Next in complexity to the trivial ones are the mazes represented by trees.
- In group theory one of the topics he studied was that of groups with only trivial automorphisms.
- The first topology is a trivial one, just stating the genes are allelically identical.
- Example sentences
- The first paper is about survey participation, in which the hypothesis is seemingly trivially obvious: people who like to do surveys in general and who are interested in the survey topic are more likely to participate than others.
- Secondly, and most trivially, if you extend her argument she is effectively saying that she's only doing it as a public service; she's not going to get any personal gain or gratification from it.
- After all, it's trivially simple to find lots and lots of places where modern medicine has failed to explain or treat someone's illness.
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