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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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While the mutually irritated mother and father squabble over the television remote control and other trivialities, their two young sons listen upstairs and wonder about what lies ahead.
After watching these characters maneuver through the outrageous trivialities of their lives, I desperately wanted to see how they might cope with a real crisis.
It has created a universal order devoted to the trivialities and mundanities of average everydayness.
Written in French and usually set in French provincial towns, they deal with neurotic and obsessive characters whose lives are centered on magnified trivialities.
He led them on gently, encouraging them by trivialities and homely observations, making them feel comfortable all along.
Most fall-outs quite often occurring over mere trivialities, I'm sure.
All parties concerned must seek reconciliation over forming a new government whose priority must remain focused on addressing people's pressing needs rather than busying oneself with petty trivialities," he concluded.
Why worry about pesky trivialities like running the country when there's a chance to shake one's booty with Harry Styles?
Let''s get behindWayne instead of carping about trivialities.
For example, a young person who has passed his driving test could pay in excess of pounds 1,000 for insurance, plus road fund licence, to put his car on the road, while if he decides not to concern himself with these trivialities and gets caught he may be fined as little as pounds 50 and banned from driving for seven days (see BTJ, January 10 - one person convicted of driving with no licence and no insurance).
The answer lies not with trivialities such as track position, ground or camber.
It is typical of today's leading politicians that they spend so much time on such trivialities, in a desperate and unconvincing effort to appear trendy or "with-it.