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synonyms for trivial

  • commonplace
  • frivolous
  • immaterial
  • incidental
  • inconsequential
  • insignificant
  • irrelevant
  • meaningless
  • minor
  • negligible
  • paltry
  • petty
  • superficial
  • trite
  • unimportant
  • atomic
  • beside the point
  • diminutive
  • evanescent
  • everyday
  • flimsy
  • inappreciable
  • inconsiderable
  • little
  • meager
  • mean
  • microscopic
  • minute
  • momentary
  • nonessential
  • nugatory
  • of no account
  • piddling
  • puny
  • scanty
  • skin-deep
  • slight
  • small
  • trifling
  • valueless
  • vanishing
  • worthless
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antonyms for trivial

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  • consequential
  • essential
  • important
  • major
  • meaningful
  • necessary
  • pertinent
  • relevant
  • serious
  • significant
  • substantial
  • uncommon
  • useful
  • valuable
  • worthwhile
  • weighty
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How to use trivial in a sentence

We are not talking about a trivial difference over policy — or even a major one.
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Leaving your camera off for a call you don’t need to be visible for makes for a small — but not trivial — savings in carbon emissions.
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It just has to be a non-trivial cost for someone who was on the margin.
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That would be so regardless of how much the aliens shattered the beliefs people held about their own societies, whose beloved differences would look trivial by comparison to those with the Little Green Men.
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The axion has all the right properties, which is not trivial at all.
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While this sounds like a trivial change, it might have affected this year’s playoffs — and could very well bring new programs into the playoff.
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What a human brain does is trivial compared to its engineering.
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Albeit a trivial example, the AR cloud represents an entirely non-trivial new way of managing how we organize the world’s information.
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Looking back, she said she found such requests trivial but used by some men in their dealings with women.
GLORIA RICHARDSON PUSHED ASIDE A BAYONET AS A ’60S CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST. NOW 98, SHE WANTS THE NEW GENERATION TO FIGHT ON.KEITH L. ALEXANDERDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Never did events of the utmost magnitude hinge on incidents so trivial to the community at large.
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