Definition of trivial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtrɪviəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪviəl//
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not important or serious; not worth considering a trivial detail I know it sounds trivial, but I'm worried about it. I'll try to fix it—but it's not trivial (= it may be difficult to fix). Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin trivialis, from Latin trivium ‘place where three roads meet’.Extra examples Apparently trivial clues may turn out to be quite important. He made a few essentially trivial changes. I didn’t want to bother you with such a trivial matter. I know it sounds trivial, but I’m worried about it. I’ll try to fix it—but it’s not trivial.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trivial