Triviality

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 triviality — index immateriality, inconsequence, insignificance, mediocrity, platitude, technicality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 triviality — 1590s, “quality of being trivial,” from TRIVIAL (Cf. trivial) + ITY (Cf. ity). Meaning “a trivial thing or affair” is from 1610s. Related: Trivialities …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 triviality — [triv΄ē al′ə tē] n. [ TRIVIAL + ITY] 1. the quality or state of being trivial 2. pl. trivialities a trivial thing, matter, or idea; trifle …

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  • 5 triviality — [[t]trɪ̱viæ̱lɪti[/t]] trivialities N VAR If you refer to something as a triviality, you think that it is unimportant and not serious. He accused me of making a great fuss about trivialities... Interviews with politicians were juxtaposed with news …

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  • 6 triviality — UK [ˌtrɪvɪˈælətɪ] / US noun Word forms triviality : singular triviality plural trivialities 1) [uncountable] the trivial quality of something 2) [countable] a minor detail or difficulty …

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  • 7 triviality — triv|i|al|i|ty [ˌtrıviˈælıti] n plural trivialities 1.) something that is not important at all ▪ Don t waste time on trivialities. 2.) [U] the fact of not being at all important or serious ▪ the triviality of daytime TV …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 triviality — noun 1) the triviality of the subject matter Syn: unimportance, insignificance, inconsequence, inconsequentiality, pettiness, banality 2) he need not concern himself with such trivialities Syn: minor detail, thing of no importance/consequence,… …

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  • 9 triviality — trivialumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. triviality vok. Trivialität, f rus. тривиальность, f pranc. trivialité, f …

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  • 10 triviality — trivial ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of little value or importance. DERIVATIVES triviality noun (pl. trivialities) . trivially adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «belonging to the trivium» (an introductory course at a medieval university involving the study …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 triviality — noun (plural ties) Date: 1598 1. the quality or state of being trivial 2. something trivial ; trifle …

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  • 12 triviality — /triv ee al i tee/, n., pl. trivialities. 1. something trivial; a trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.: cocktail conversation marked by trivialities. 2. Also, trivialness /triv ee euhl nis/. trivial quality or character. [1590 1600; TRIVIAL +… …

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  • 13 triviality — noun /ˌtɹɪviˈæləti/ a) The quality of being trivial or unimportant. I propose to devote the remainder of mine to it, and can only regret the wasted years that lie behind me, squandered in trivialities. b) Something which is trivial or unimportant …

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  • 14 triviality — Synonyms and related words: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, absurdity, aimlessness, asininity, bagatelle, baseness, battiness, bauble, bean, bibelot, big deal, bit, bootlessness, brainlessness, brass farthing, buffoonery, button,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 triviality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. unimportance, immateriality, paltriness; see insignificance . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n trifle, nothing, no big thing, *no big deal, *nothing to sweat about, *nothing to get worked up about, detail. III (Roget s… …

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  • 16 triviality — triv|i|al|i|ty [ ,trıvi æləti ] noun 1. ) uncount the trivial quality of something 2. ) count a minor detail or difficulty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 triviality — triv·i·al·i·ty || ‚trɪvɪ ælÉ™tɪ n. thing or topic lacking importance, something that is insignificant …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 triviality — n. 1. Trivialness, unimportance, insignificance, indifference. 2. Trifle, small matter, bawble, nothing, bubble, thing of little value or consequence, thing of no moment, bagatelle …

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  • 19 triviality — noun 1 (U) the fact of being not at all important or serious 2 (C) something that is very unimportant: Don t waste your time on trivialities …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 triviality — n 1. trifle, trifling, something of little importance, no great matter, no big thing, small or little matter, technicality; unimportant or inconsequential thing, nothing to worry or get upset over, something of no concern, insignificant,… …

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