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trivialize

Line breaks: trivi¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪvɪəlʌɪz
 
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(also trivialise)

Definition of trivialize in English:

verb

[with object]
Make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is: the problem was either trivialized or ignored by teachers
More example sentences
  • In fact, many Christians argue that secular display of the Ten Commandments places them in an improper context and trivializes the important role those teachings play in our lives.
  • As a result, the film seems to trivialize important events in Dutch history.
  • I don't mean to trivialize sports and the important role they play in our society.
Synonyms
informal pooh-pooh
archaic hold cheap
rare misprize, derogate, minify

Derivatives

trivialization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Eventually, the trivialization of the name will continue until the word has only a vague meaning, perhaps implying a ‘bad’ person.
  • And he warned that American journalists are threatened by ‘the trivialization of our industry.’
  • The trivialization of sexual assault, though, is not a laughing matter.

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