to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc.
- Also especially British, triv·i·al·ise .
- triv·i·al·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use trivialize in a sentence
Noticeably, not only did the current chief minister of Assam not apologize for the police excesses, he in fact trivialized the deaths of Hoque and Farid, calling Hoque’s death “just 30 seconds” of a three minute video.
We try to trivialize this tendency, but it’s not a funny topic.Why do we procrastinate, and how can we stop? Experts have answers. | Angela Haupt | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
This decision prioritizes the needs of those who are already vaccinated or have chosen not to vaccinate, while trivializing the risk to vulnerable populations.The CDC’s changes to mask guidelines raised questions. Here are 6 answers | Erin Garcia de Jesús | May 24, 2021 | Science News
The good news for those who think such movies at once glorify and trivialize gun violence is that R.I.P.D. bombed.Hollywood, Shootings, and ‘2 Guns’: When Is Stylized Violence Obscene? | Michael Daly | July 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history.The Uproar Over No Doubt’s Native American Video Gaffe | Tricia Romano | November 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
So to trivialize it, in quotation marks, really does a disservice to our show.Alex Trebek Takes ‘Jeopardy’ to Washington for Two Weeks in the Spring | Daniel Stone | February 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for trivialize
(tr) to cause to seem trivial or more trivial; minimize: he trivialized his injuries
- trivialization or trivialisation, noun
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