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Definition of little importance — sometimes more specifically describing a challenge as easy and uninteresting
  • We're in agreement on the main issues. We just have some trivial details to work out.
trivial = unimportant
  • If we can hire the right manager, raising the money is trivial.
  • trivial = easy
  • I have heard only trivial objections.
  • trivial = unimportant
  • It was a trivial, but enjoyable, conversation.
  • He will reply only to the question put to him, and what he discloses will be great or trivial, according to the question asked.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • For him it was all trivial prose.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Now here he was, waving aside my sympathy as though that had been an incident too trivial to recall.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • There are cases where it is some quite trivial thing, not even fatal.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • General Rojas executed five men while here for alleged offenses of a trivial character.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • 25-caliber slug is small, all right, but these looked even smaller and more trivial than I had remembered.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • To him, justice was at stake, and all other concerns were trivial.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The Eyrie was such a lonely place that she was eager for any bit of news from the world beyond, however trivial or insignificant.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • "But if you ever need me—not for any trivial reason, of course—drop me a line and I'll manage to see you.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The theater of the absurd often portrays situations that are absolutely trivial.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • He discovered that the distances, as compared with the brilliant measurings of his mind, were trivial and ridiculous.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • If he'd known about it, crossing the Teklanika to safety would have been a trivial matter.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • What were the trivial, sordid, and selfish feelings that kept her in tumult compared to this welling emotion?
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • "And this might also sound trivial, but I don't think you'd make attractive children."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • He sounded angry, as if it were beneath his dignity to carry out such a trivial task.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Some days, I am thankful for the most trivial things, and other days I feel a deep sense of gratitude for my life and everything surrounding me.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift

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