English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'trivial'

(adjective) 
Definition
of little importance
I don't like to visit the doctor just for something trivial.
Synonyms
unimportant
It was an unimportant job, and paid very little.
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little
He found himself getting angry over little things.
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small
No detail was too small to escape her attention.
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minor
She is known for a number of minor roles in films.
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slight
It's only made a slight difference.
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everyday
an exhilarating escape from the drudgery of everyday life
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petty
Rows would start over petty things.
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meaningless
They seek strong sensations to dull their sense of a meaningless existence.
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commonplace
The practice was virtually unheard of twenty years ago, but has now become commonplace.
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worthless
Training is worthless unless there is proof that it works.
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trifling
The guests had each paid £250, no trifling sum.
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insignificant
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
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negligible
Managers are convinced that the strike will have a negligible effect.
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frivolous
wasting money on frivolous projects
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paltry
She had no interest in such paltry concerns.
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incidental
The playing of music proved to be incidental to the main business.
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puny
the puny resources at our disposal
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inconsequential
a reminder of how inconsequential their lives were
, ,
inconsiderable
He was a man of great charm and not inconsiderable wit.
, ,
nickel-and-dime (US, slang)
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wanky (taboo, slang)
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chickenshit (US, slang)
Opposites

quotation

What mighty contests rise from trivial things [Alexander PopeThe Rape of the Lock]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of commonplace
Definition
dull or unoriginal
The practice was virtually unheard of twenty years ago, but has now become commonplace.
in the sense of everyday
Definition
suitable for or used on ordinary days
an exhilarating escape from the drudgery of everyday life
Synonyms
vanilla (slang),
bog-standard (British, Irish, slang),
common or garden (informal),
dime-a-dozen (informal),
in the sense of frivolous
Definition
unworthy of serious or sensible treatment
wasting money on frivolous projects
Synonyms

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