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Trifling (adjective)

Definition:

having little value or significance

Example Sentences:

– I will not even discuss such a trifling subject.
– Mary could barely live on her trifling salary.
– My coworkers argued incessantly about who spilled the coffee, which seemed like a trifling matter to me.
– It was a trifling matter, and I didn’t want to discuss it.

Synonyms:

insignificant, inane, inconsequential,

Antonyms:

significant, valuable, important

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Tortuous (adjective)

Definition:

1. having many turns and bends; 2. not direct or straightforward; 3. intricate and complex

Example Sentences:

– I love going to the cabin, but I dread driving up the tortuous mountain roads in order to get there.
– The negotiations are expected to be long and tortuous.
– I wish she would be more up-front instead of hinting at her needs in a tortuous way.
– The government should find a way to make tax laws less tortuous and more easy for the average person to understand.

Synonyms:

twisted, twisting, curved, indirect

Antonyms:

 straight, direct, simple

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