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3 definitions found
 for triviality
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triviality \Triv`i*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. Trivialities. [Cf. F.
     trivialit['e]]
     1. The quality or state of being trivial; trivialness.
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     2. That which is trivial; a trifle.
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              The philosophy of our times does not expend itself
              in furious discussions on mere scholastic
              trivialities.                         --Lyon
                                                    Playfair.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  triviality
      n 1: the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
           [syn: pettiness, triviality, slightness, puniness]
      2: a detail that is considered insignificant [syn:
         technicality, trifle, triviality]
      3: something of small importance [syn: triviality, trivia,
         trifle, small beer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  196 Moby Thesaurus words for "triviality":
     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
  
  

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