Indeed what's most depressing about Ngai's terms is their smallness, their triviality.
One more of many illusions which deceptively gladden our lives, making us bearers of its misery and its triviality!
All omit one or other of the absolute essentials, or dwell on some triviality.
Manasseh38 disfigured this simple thought by Kabbalistic triviality and sophistry.
Stone brushed this triviality aside with a wave of his heavy hand.
Then, realising the lady's presence, he turned the conversation with some triviality, and strolled out into the garden.
And you will accomplish this triviality by means of Huxley's comet, I suppose?
Yet by the triviality of these our criticisms one may measure the astonishing excellence of his books.
She thought it anomalous in him that he could be so thoroughly absorbed in a triviality.
For the second it seemed to me that at the foot of it even human war was a triviality.