Trivialities
Triviality Triv`i*al"i*ty, n.; pl. {Trivialities}. [Cf. F. trivialit['e]] 1. The quality or state of being trivial; trivialness. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is trivial; a trifle. [1913 Webster]

The philosophy of our times does not expend itself in furious discussions on mere scholastic trivialities. --Lyon Playfair. [1913 Webster]


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