- to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc.
Also especially British, triv·i·al·ise.
Origin of trivialize
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Examples from the Web for trivialization
The Israelis are concerned about both the rise of anti-Semitism globally, and the trivialization of the Holocaust—even locally.Should Neo-Nazis Be Allowed Free Speech?
January 31, 2014
In other words, Berlusconi's trivialization of the Shoah and his lenient views regarding Mussolini are not uncommon.Why Do Italian Jews Tolerate Berlusconi's Trivialization of the Holocaust?
November 6, 2013
- (tr) to cause to seem trivial or more trivial; minimizehe trivialized his injuries
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Word Origin and History for trivialization
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