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triviality

[triv-ee-al-i-tee] /ˌtrɪv iˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural trivialities.
1.
something trivial; a trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.:
cocktail conversation marked by trivialities.
2.
Also, trivialness
[triv-ee-uh l-nis] /ˈtrɪv i əl nɪs/ (Show IPA)
. trivial quality or character.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; trivial + -ity
Related forms
nontriviality, noun, plural nontrivialities.
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  • Most customers were too wealthy to let such trivialities as recession influence their spending.
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  • Perhaps there are some possibilities amidst the vast trivialities.
  • The details can take us into trivialities sometimes that are quite laughable.
British Dictionary definitions for trivialities

triviality

/ˌtrɪvɪˈælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being trivial
2.
something, such as a remark, that is trivial
Official name trivialism (ˈtrɪvɪəˌlɪzəm)
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Word Origin and History for trivialities

triviality

n.

1590s, "quality of being trivial," from trivial + -ity. Meaning "a trivial thing or affair" is from 1610s. Related: Trivialities.

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