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trivialityn. [Cf. F. trivialité].
  •  The quality or state of being trivial; trivialness.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is trivial; a trifle.  [1913 Webster]
    "The philosophy of our times does not expend itself in furious discussions on mere scholastic trivialities."  [1913 Webster]



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, cent, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, curio, cursoriness, daffiness, daintiness, deficiency, delicacy, desipience, diminutiveness, eccentricity, emptiness, epidermis, exiguity, exiguousness, exteriority, failure, farce, farthing, fatuity, fatuousness, feather, fecklessness, fewness, fig, fleabite, flimsiness, folderol, folly, foolery, foolheadedness, foolishness, fribble, frippery, frivolity, frivolousness, fruitlessness, futility, gaud, gewgaw, giddiness, gimcrack, gloss, goofiness, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, hollowness, idiocy, idleness, imbecility, imperfection, impotence, inadequacy, inanity, incompetence, inconsequence, inconsequentiality, inconsequentness, inconsiderableness, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, inefficacy, ineptitude, insanity, insignificance, insufficiency, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, levity, lightness, littleness, lunacy, madness, maladroitness, meagerness, meaninglessness, meanness, mediocrity, mere scratch, mindlessness, minikin, minuteness, minutiae, mockery, moderateness, molehill, niaiserie, no depth, no water, nugacity, nuttiness, otiosity, paltriness, peppercorn, pettiness, picayune, picayunishness, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pointlessness, profitlessness, puniness, purposelessness, queerness, rap, rat race, red cent, rind, row of pins, rush, sappiness, scantiness, scratch, screwiness, senselessness, shabbiness, shallowness, shit, shoaliness, silliness, skin, slenderness, slightness, small, small beer, smallness, snap, sneeshing, sou, straw, stupidity, subnormality, superficiality, superficies, surface, technicality, the absurd, thoughtlessness, tininess, toy, trifle, triflingness, trinket, triteness, trivialness, tuppence, two cents, twopence, unimportance, unproductiveness, unprofitability, unprofitableness, unskillfulness, vacuity, valuelessness, vanity, vapidity, veneer, vicious circle, vulgarity, wackiness, weirdness, whim-wham, witlessness, worthlessness, zaniness, zanyism




N unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality, triviality, levity, frivolity, paltriness, poverty, smallness, vanity, matter of indifference, no object, nothing, nothing to signify, nothing worth speaking of, nothing particular, nothing to boast of, nothing to speak of, small matter, no great matter, trifling matter, mere joke, mere nothing, hardly anything, scarcely anything, nonentity, small beer, cipher, no great shakes, peu de chose, child's play, kinderspiel, toy, plaything, popgun, paper pellet, gimcrack, gewgaw, bauble, trinket, bagatelle, Rickshaw, knickknack, whim-wham, trifle, trifles light as air, yankee notions, trumpery, trash, rubbish, stuff, fatras, frippery, leather or prunello, chaff, drug, froth bubble smoke, cobweb, weed, refuse, scum, joke, jest, snap of the fingers, fudge, fiddlestick, fiddlestick end, pack of nonsense, mere farce, straw, pin, fig, button, rush, bulrush, feather, halfpenny, farthing, brass farthing, doit, peppercorn, jot, rap, pinch of snuff, old son, cent, mill, picayune, pistareen, red cent, minutiae, details, minor details, small fry, dust in the balance, feather in the scale, drop in the ocean, flea-bite, molehill, nine days' wonder, ridiculus mus, flash in the pan, much ado about nothing, unimportant, of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance, immaterial, unessential, nonessential, indifferent, subordinate, mediocre, passable, fair, respectable, tolerable, commonplace, uneventful, mere, common, ordinary, inconsiderable, so-so, insignificant, inappreciable, trifling, trivial, slight, slender, light, flimsy, frothy, idle, puerile, airy, shallow, weak, powerless, frivolous, petty, niggling, piddling, peddling, fribble, inane, ridiculous, farcical, finical, finikin, fiddle-faddle, fingle-fangle, namby-pamby, wishy-washy, milk and water, poor, paltry, pitiful, contemptible, sorry, mean, meager, shabby, miserable, wretched, vile, scrubby, scrannel, weedy, niggardly, scurvy, putid, beggarly, worthless, twopennyhalfpenny, cheap, trashy, catchpenny, gimcrack, trumpery, one- horse, not worth the pains, not worth while, not worth mentioning, not worth speaking of, not worth a thought, not worth a curse, not worth a straw, beneath notice, unworthy of notice, beneath regard, unworthy of regard, beneath consideration, unworthy of consideration, de lana caprina, vain, slightly, rather, somewhat, pretty well, tolerably, for aught one cares, Int, no matter!, pish!, tush!, tut!, pshaw!, pugh!, pooh, pooh-pooh!, fudge!, bosh!, humbug!, fiddlestick, fiddlestick end!, fiddlededee!, never mind!, n'importe!, what signifies it, what boots it, what of it, what of that, what matter, what's the odds, a fig for', stuff!, nonsense!, stuff and nonsense, magno conatu magnas nugas, le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle, it matters not, it does not signify, it is of no consequence, it is of no importance, elephantus non capit murem, tempete dans un verre d'eau.


N inutility, uselessness, inefficacy, futility, ineptitude, inaptitude, unsubservience, inadequacy, inefficiency, unskillfulness, disservice, unfruitfulness (unproductiveness), labor in vain, labor lost, labor of Sisyphus, lost trouble, lost labor, work of Penelope, sleeveless errand, wild goose chase, mere farce, tautology, supererogation, vanitas vanitatum, vanity, inanity, worthlessness, nugacity, triviality, caput mortuum, waste paper, dead letter, blunt tool, litter, rubbish, junk, lumber, odds and ends, cast-off clothes, button top, shoddy, rags, orts, trash, refuse, sweepings, scourings, offscourings, waste, rubble, debris, detritus, stubble, leavings, broken meat, dregs, weeds, tares, rubbish heap, dust hole, rudera, deads, fruges consumere natus, useless, inutile, inefficacious, futile, unavailing, bootless, inoperative, inadequate, inservient, unsubservient, inept, inefficient, of no avail, ineffectual, incompetent, stale, flat and unprofitable, superfluous, dispensable, thrown away, abortive, worthless, valueless, priceless, unsalable, not worth a straw, dear at any price, vain, empty, inane, gainless, profitless, fruitless, unserviceable, unprofitable, ill-spent, unproductive, hors de combat, effete, past work, obsolete, fit for the dust hole, good for nothing, of no earthly use, not worth having, not worth powder and shot, leading to no end, uncalled for, unnecessary, unneeded, uselessly, to little purpose, to no purpose, to little or no purpose, Int, cui bono?, what's the good!, actum ne agas, chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin, tanto buon che val niente.

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