Definition of Trivialise

1. Verb. Make trivial or insignificant. "Don't trivialize the seriousness of the issue!"

Exact synonyms: Trivialize
Generic synonyms: Downplay, Minimise, Minimize, Understate
Derivative terms: Trivial, Trivial



Definition of Trivialise

1. Verb. (transitive British spelling) To make something appear trivial. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trivialise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

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Literary usage of Trivialise

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1. Power, Competition, and the State by Keith Middlemas (1986)
"... impact of a new wave of General Secretaries, taking over unions which had once been run by the old 'big six'; but that is to trivialise its dimensions. ..."

2. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Alexander James William Morrison (1858)
"... do actually occur, though a vulgar spirit of analysis, whose bent is to trivialise all historical facts, vainly attempts to deny it. ..."

3. Spirals of Suffering: Public Violence and Children by Brian Rock (1997)
"It can also trivialise the whole concept of human rights, turning them into little more than a fertile source of litigation for those who can afford to hire ..."

4. Prophets and Profits: Managerialism and the Restructuring of Jewish Schools by Chaya Herman (2006)
"... or trivialise[s] a vision of democracy that is based on the common good' (2001a: 230). One could argue that the stakeholders' resistance to the ..."

5. From Conflict to Negotiation: Nature-Based Development on South Africa's by Robin Palmer, Hermann Timmermans, Derick Fay (2002)
"10 The intention here is probably to emphasise process rather than to trivialise design. Projects can also fail through pcx>r or under-informed design. ..."

6. London Calling: How Mobile Technologies Can Transform a City by Helen McCarthy, Paul Miller (2003)
"Some focus group research found that voters had reservations about using SMS to cast ballots, feeling that it was too frivolous and would trivialise the ..."

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