triviality


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the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous

a detail that is considered insignificant

something of small importance

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And that's not negligible in a world in which, thanks to the avalanche of expanding communications and mass media, vision threatens to fall into an all-too-willing acceptance of the triviality of their contents.
The triviality of the visual elements throughout the book is even more striking because the story is narrated by the main character.
They shared a mission in satirizing the essential triviality of humanity's place in the scheme of things.
Instead of headlines that would give the American public a much needed dose of reality, even the New York Times subjects us to the worst triviality.
For a libertarian to write a paean to the virtues of giving up the citizen's basic right to privacy in favor of the consumer's basic desire for convenience--to, in effect, embrace the excess, irrelevance, and triviality that Huxley warned about and which is inherent to any culture of consumption such as ours--makes me think that Huxley was right.
In biblical times, Jonah was condemned to a dark journey in the belly of a whale for his complacency and relentless triviality.
A less happy side, how their abilities are often wasted on triviality, was told by Bill Keller, the new executive editor of The New York Times, in an article that appeared in the November 1979 issue of this magazine.
But once again the central character, as in Ibsen's Love's Comedy, sees his vision dashed upon the rocks of social triviality and intolerance.
The discussions between the Guild and Pulitzer did achieve one goal at a recent bargaining session, and its very triviality underscores the tedious process that is in place--if only sporadically.
Make-believe, with its uselessness and triviality, with all its falseness, is nevertheless frequently praised for telling the truth via lies.
The best we can have is "seriousness," the book's protagonist reflects, because "If life is a triviality, then despair is the only option.
The political unimportance of the suspects and the apparent triviality of the reports serve to illustrate the routine pervasiveness of such secret surveillance, the ambitiously comprehensive but strategically haphazard program of the Communist state to gather information about German society.
Sunday Times columnist Melanie Philips agreed that the Hoddle saga `illustrated the media's triviality, bullying and arrogance'.
In its own crafty way, it has replaced politics with economics, seriousness with triviality, work with entertainment, and humanity with animality.
His disenchantment with the economic and political climate of postwar Italy reached its zenith with the novel La vita agra (1962; It's a Hard Life), in which the protagonist gradually abandons his revolutionary notions, worn down by the triviality of government bureaucracy and everyday urban life.