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  • 41Barbara La Marr — Infobox actor bgcolour = silver name = Barbara La Marr imagesize = 200px caption = Barbara La Marr, circa 1920. birthdate = birth date|1896|7|28|mf=y location = Yakima, Washington, U.S. deathdate = death date and age|1926|1|30|1896|7|28|mf=y… …

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  • 42petty — pettily, adv. pettiness, n. /pet ee/, adj., pettier, pettiest. 1. of little or no importance or consequence: petty grievances. 2. of lesser or secondary importance, merit, etc.; minor: petty considerations. 3. having or showing narrow ideas,… …

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  • 43Fear (From a Moral Standpoint) —     Fear     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Fear     (CONSIDERED FROM A MORAL STANDPOINT.)     Fear is an unsettlement of soul consequent upon the apprehension of some present or future danger. It is here viewed from the moral standpoint, that is, in… …

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  • 44de minimis — de min·i·mis /dē mi nə məs, dā mē ni mis/ adj [New Latin, concerning trifles]: lacking significance or importance: so minor as to be disregarded compare substantial ◇ An action may be dismissed if the claim or cause is considered de minimis.… …

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  • 45paltry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trifling, trivial, inconsequential, insignificant; mean, petty, worthless; contemptible, sorry, pitiable. See unimportance, badness, cheapness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. small, insignificant,… …

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  • 46petty — petty, puny, trivial, trifling, paltry, measly, picayunish, picayune mean little and insignificant, often contemptibly so. Something is petty which by comparison with other things the same in kind but different in size, importance, gravity, or… …

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  • 47trivially — triv·i·al (trĭv’ē əl) adj. 1) Of little significance or value. 2) Concerned with or involving unimportant matters; superficial: »a trivial colleague; a trivial remark. 3) Mathematics a) Of, relating to, or being the solution of an equation in… …

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  • 48Frivolous — Friv o*lous, a. [L. frivolus; prob. akin to friare to rub, crumble, E. friable: cf. F. frivole.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to trifling;… …

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  • 49Frivolously — Frivolous Friv o*lous, a. [L. frivolus; prob. akin to friare to rub, crumble, E. friable: cf. F. frivole.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to… …

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  • 50Frivolousness — Frivolous Friv o*lous, a. [L. frivolus; prob. akin to friare to rub, crumble, E. friable: cf. F. frivole.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight; as, a frivolous argument. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to… …

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  • 51frivolous — frivolously, adv. frivolousness, n. /friv euh leuhs/, adj. 1. characterized by lack of seriousness or sense: frivolous conduct. 2. self indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose. 3. (of a person) given to trifling or… …

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  • 52trifle — trifler, n. /truy feuhl/, n., v., trifled, trifling. n. 1. an article or thing of very little value. 2. a matter, affair, or circumstance of trivial importance or significance. 3. a small, inconsiderable, or trifling sum of money. 4. a small… …

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  • 53nominal — nom·i·nal / nä mən əl/ adj 1: existing or being something in name or form but usu. not in reality defenses...raised by the corporation as nominal defendant in a derivative suit R. C. Clark 2: being so small or trivial as to be a mere token… …

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  • 54petty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trivial, unimportant, small, mean, trifling; contemptible, spiteful. See unimportance. Ant., serious, major, important. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Trivial] Syn. small, insignificant, frivolous; see… …

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  • 55picayune — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trifling (see unimportance). II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. trivial, petty, small; see trivial , unimportant . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. trivial, trifling. see petty IV (Roget s Thesaurus II) …

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  • 56piddling — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trifling, petty, picayune. See unimportance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. insignificant, petty, trifling; see trivial , unimportant . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Contemptibly unimportant:… …

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  • 57trifle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bagatelle, nothing, triviality; gewgaw, trinket, knickknack, gimcrack; particle, bit, morsel, trace. See littleness, unimportance. v. i. toy, play, dally, fool. See neglect. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A… …

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  • 58trivial — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. insignificant, unimportant, trifling, picayune, paltry; mean, piddling, small, petty. See unimportance, cheapness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. petty, trifling, small, superficial, piddling, wee,… …

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  • 59Unimportance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unimportance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unimportance unimportance insignificance nothingness immateriality GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 triviality triviality levity frivolity Sgm: N 2 paltriness paltriness …

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  • 60trifle — /ˈtraɪfəl / (say truyfuhl) noun 1. an article or thing of small value. 2. a matter of slight importance; a trivial or insignificant affair or circumstance. 3. a small, inconsiderable, or trifling sum of money. 4. a small quantity or amount of… …

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