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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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Once you get the principles and distinctions straight most of the conclusions fall out trivially and unproblematically.
Theorem: Every neutrosophic biideal is trivially a neutrosophic subbiring but the converse may not be true.
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God willing, all the contenders at the Bergisel Skistadion in Innsbruck this afternoon will lead long, happy lives and sire dozens of alpine leapers and not trivially treat this epic event as a dry run for something more sinister.
Less trivially, why is it you have to travel halfway around the world in order to earn some respect and adulation?
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In regards to discussing individual cases trivially, I abhor your efforts to encourage people to walk away from failed marriages ecclesiastically without any responsibility, introspection or understanding of the experience, much less without trying to fulfill one's legal (canonical) responsibilities.
Ally a vitality lurer, a trivially true, utterly `air' vail.