The amount of money invested compared to the amount of money returned is trivial.
But I would have to change my entire frame just to achieve something that seems so trivial.
I found myself conceding her a trivial point, and bowing as I did so.
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.
And why the ferocious polarization and doomsday rhetoric concerning potential changes with trivial real-world consequences?
He blends the accurately literal and trivial with the immensely poetic.
He was a gentleman, but the trivial fact is of small avail to-day.
The same principle applies to everything that is written, even to the most trivial paragraph.
What had seemed so real to him then he feared to-day to face, as trivial and weak.
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.