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Definition of Triviality

Triviality

  1. The quality or state of being trivial; trivialness.
  2. That which is trivial; a trifle.

Triviality Quotations

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
W. H. Auden

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
Quentin Crisp

Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?
Annie Dillard

The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
C. Northcote Parkinson
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Triviality Translations

triviality in French is platitude
triviality in German is Plattheit, Gehaltlosigkeit
triviality in Italian is insulsaggine

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