“Not trivial stuff,” Ann Berwick, chair of the DPU, told the Boston Globe.
The amount of money invested compared to the amount of money returned is trivial.
But this is not a trivial observation: most of the time, it's the truth.
And, to pay for some trivial new help for the poor, far too many cuts are made to that pillar of the Great Society, Medicare.
This was later characterized as a discussion about trivial things.
He blends the accurately literal and trivial with the immensely poetic.
The making of folkways is not trivial, although the acts are minute.
The same principle applies to everything that is written, even to the most trivial paragraph.
The name of the play comes from this trivial incident in it.
Supposing that a fiddle was left behind, or a drum, or a rattle, why should the trivial fact be gravely recorded?
"ordinary" (1580s); "insignificant" (1590s), from Latin trivialis "common, commonplace, vulgar," literally "of or belonging to the crossroads," from trivium "place where three roads meet," in transferred use, "an open place, a public place," from tri- "three" (see three) + via "road" (see via). The sense connection is "public," hence "common, commonplace."
The earliest use of the word in English was early 15c., a separate borrowing in the academic sense "of the trivium" (the first three liberal arts); from a Medieval Latin use of trivialis in the sense "of the trivium," from trivium as neuter of the Latin adjective trivius "of three roads." Cf. trivia. Related: Trivially. The board game Trivial Pursuit was released 1982 and was a craze in U.S. for several years thereafter.