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Meaning of TRIVIAL

Pronunciation:  'treeveeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not large enough to consider or notice
  2. [adj]  (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
  3. [adj]  obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace prose"
  4. [adj]  concerned with trivialities; "a trivial young woman"; "a trivial mind"
  5. [adj]  of little substance or significance; "a few superficial editorial changes"; "only trivial objections"

TRIVIAL is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: banal, commonplace, fiddling, footling, frivolous, inconsiderable, insignificant, lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, niggling, ordinary, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, superficial, unimportant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Triv"i*al\, a. [L. trivialis, properly, that is in, or
    belongs to, the crossroads or public streets; hence, that may
    be found everywhere, common, fr. trivium a place where three
    roads meet, a crossroad, the public street; tri- (see {Tri-})
    + via a way: cf. F. trivial. See {Voyage}.]
    1. Found anywhere; common. [Obs.]
    2. Ordinary; commonplace; trifling; vulgar.
             As a scholar, meantime, he was trivial, and
             incapable of labor.                   --De Quincey.
    3. Of little worth or importance; inconsiderable; trifling;
       petty; paltry; as, a trivial subject or affair.
             The trivial round, the common task.   --Keble.
    4. Of or pertaining to the trivium.
    {Trivial name} (Nat. Hist.), the specific name.
  2. \Triv"i*al\, n.
    One of the three liberal arts forming the trivium. [Obs.]
    --Skelton. Wood.