One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘your problems are trivial in comparison with Peter's’
unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential, minor, of little account, of no account, of little consequence, of no consequence, of little importance, of no importance, not worth bothering about, not worth mentioning
incidental, inessential, non-essential, petty, trifling, fiddling, pettifogging, footling, small, slight, little, inconsiderable, negligible, paltry, nugatory
meaningless, pointless, worthless, idle
informal piddling, piffling, penny-ante
British informal twopenny-halfpenny
North American informal nickel-and-dime, small-bore
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
important, significant, life-and-death
2‘I think I used to be quite a trivial person’
frivolous, superficial, shallow, unthinking, empty-headed, feather-brained, lightweight, foolish, silly
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