A triviality is something that is not very important. Sometimes people use the word to describe something that is not worth spending time on.

  • The triviality was the fact that the speaker was not chosen for the task.

  • The triviality was the fact that the speaker was late.

Definition of triviality


the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous


pettiness, puniness, slightness


something of small importance


small beer, trifle, trivia


a detail that is considered insignificant



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Example Sentences for triviality

  • 1

    It is glib and trivializes the article.

  • 2

    It is not the subject of the review and the mention is trivial.

  • 3

    The converse of the theorem is true trivially.

  • 4

    The former is exceptional, the latter is trivial.

  • 5

    The mistake that he made is trivial.

  • 6

    A trivial proof of this is the situation at the beginning of the game.

  • 7

    None of the content in the sources is remotely trivial.

  • 8

    First, the linked content is trivial and inane.

  • 9

    The consequent evolution of the two stubs is trivial.

  • 10

    There's no need to blaspheme over such a trivial issue.