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trivial

adjective cursory, empty, foolish, frivolous, inane, inappreciable, inconsiderable, indifferent, idle, immaterial, inconsequential, inferior, insignificant, levis, light, little, meager, meaningless, mediocre, minute, negligible, nominal, nonessential, nugatory, of little consequence, petty, picayune, scanty, shallow, slight, slim, small, trashy, trifling, unimportant, useless, worthless
Associated concepts: trivial defect rule, trivial matter
See also: collateral, de minimus, frivolous, immaterial, inapposite, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, mediocre, minor, negligible, nominal, nonessential, nugatory, null, paltry, peripheral, petty, remote, slight, superficial, tenuous, unessential, usual

TRIVIAL. 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. n. 4237. See Hopk. R. 112; 4 John. Ch. 183; 4 Paige, 364.

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