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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: trivialis 'found everywhere, common', from trivium 'place where three roads meet, crossroads', from tri- + via 'way'

trivial

adjective
     
triv‧i‧al
not serious, important, or valuable
trivial problem/matter/complaint etc
We were punished for the most trivial offences.
a trivial sum
Her feelings for Simon seemed trivial by comparison.
WORD FOCUS: important WORD FOCUS: important
similar words: main, key, chief, principal, leading, vital, crucial, essential, significant

not important: unimportant, trivial, minor, irrelevant, insignificant


See also
important

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