Petty and Trivial


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Petty adjective – So small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention.
Usage example: obsessed over even petty problems

Trivial is a synonym for petty in quantity topic. In some cases you can use "Trivial" instead an adjective "Petty", when it comes to topics like size, insignificant, small, worthless. popular alternative
Nearby Words: pettish, pettiness, pettily
Synonyms for Petty


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Trivial adjective – Lacking importance.
Usage example: why spend so much time on trivial decisions, like whether the soda should be regular or diet?

Petty is a synonym for trivial in quantity topic. You can use "Petty" instead an adjective "Trivial", if it concerns topics such as size, insignificant, small, worthless. popular alternative
Nearby Words: triviality, trivialize, trivially
Synonyms for Trivial

Things that words describes

argument petty argument trivial argument
reason petty reason trivial reason
act petty act trivial act
fight petty fight trivial fight
Other nouns: crime, ways, concerns, matters, complaints, reasons, grudges, differences, annoyances.

Both words in one sentence

  • Website / GoAnimate This includes such trivial or petty things such as talking in class, having sodas with their lunches, or even getting a single math problem wrong.
  • Silly Reason for War The protagonists encounter two (or more) groups who are in a deadly serious conflict over what the protagonists (and likely the audience) perceive to be a trivial and petty difference or issue.
  • Western Animation / Metalocalypse Faux Horrific: Several episodes open with Dethklok making a petty, trivial decision, with ominous music and Hostile Weather happening at the same time.
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