I know that there is an adjective with that meaning. I just cannot think of it or find it online. I'd be very grateful if someone pointed out a word that means "easy to dismiss" or something similar.

It intend to use it in a sentence similar to this: "His criticism is ______."

  • Which sense of dismiss are you referring to? Can you provide a sentence to show the usage in context? – Kris Jun 27 '16 at 12:42
  • A little more context of what you're looking for might help. The word that popped into my mind was specious, but I'm not confident that is the sort of word you desire. – hatchet - done with SOverflow Jun 27 '16 at 18:14
  • What exactly is wrong with his criticism? – dangph Jun 28 '16 at 4:39
  • flimsy, baseless or unsubstantiated? – Scott Jun 29 '16 at 4:40


adjective 1. Of little value or importance
"huge fines were imposed for trivial offences"

"Trivial" would satisfy your sentence. Keep in mind the difference between something seeming trivial and actually being trivial.

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His criticism is inconsequential.


: of no significance : unimportant

"Inconsequential." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 June 2016.

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