insignificant

  • 1 Insignificant — In sig*nif i*cant, a. 1. Not significant; void of signification, sense, or import; meaningless; as, insignificant words. [1913 Webster] 2. Having no weight or effect; answering no purpose; unimportant; valueless; futile. [1913 Webster] Laws must… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 insignificant — I adjective beneath consideration, collateral, expendable, frivolous, futile, ignoble, immaterial, inapposite, inappreciable, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, indifferent, inferior, irrelevant, meager, meaningless, mediocre, minor,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 insignificant — 1650s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + SIGNIFICANT (Cf. significant). Related: Insignificantly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 insignificant — [adj] not important; of no consequence casual, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, irrelevant, lesser, light, lightweight*, little, meager, meaningless, minim, minimal, minor, minuscule, minute, negligible,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 insignificant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having little or no importance or value. DERIVATIVES insignificance noun insignificancy noun insignificantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 insignificant — [in΄sig nif′i kənt] adj. [ IN 2 + SIGNIFICANT] 1. having little or no meaning 2. having little or no importance; trivial 3. small; unimposing 4. low in position, character, etc.; mean insignificance n. insignificancy …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 insignificant — insignificantly, adv. /in sig nif i keuhnt/, adj. 1. unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details. 2. too small to be important: an insignificant sum. 3. of no consequence, influence, or distinction: a minor, insignificant… …

    Universalium

  • 8 insignificant — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem ▪ He made her feel insignificant. ▪ become ▪ remain …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 insignificant — meaningless meaningless adj. having no meaning; of no value; as, a meaningless endeavor; a meaningless life; a meaningless explanation. Opposite of {meaningful}. [Narrower terms: {insignificant ; {mindless, unmeaning ; {nonsense(prenominal),… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 insignificant — in|sig|nif|i|cant [ˌınsıgˈnıfıkənt] adj too small or unimportant to consider or worry about = ↑trivial ▪ You realize that your problems are insignificant in comparison. insignificant number/amount >insignificantly adv >insignificance n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 insignificant — in|sig|nif|i|cant [ ,ınsıg nıfıkənt ] adjective not large or important enough to be worth considering: insignificant details I felt very insignificant in the company of such renowned experts. ╾ in|sig|nif|i|cant|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 insignificant — [[t]ɪ̱nsɪgnɪ̱fɪkənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is insignificant is unimportant, especially because it is very small. In 1949 Bonn was a small, insignificant city. Ant: significant …

    English dictionary

  • 13 insignificant — adjective too small or unimportant to consider or worry about: Looking at the Earth from space makes you realize how small and insignificant we all are. | an insignificant difference insignificantly adverb insignificance noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 insignificant — UK [ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt] / US adjective not large or important enough to be worth considering insignificant details I felt very insignificant in the company of such renowned experts. Derived word: insignificantly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 15 insignificant — in•sig•nif•i•cant [[t]ˌɪn sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt[/t]] adj. 1) unimportant, trifling, or petty 2) too small to be important: an insignificant sum[/ex] 3) without weight, influence, or distinctione: an insignificant fellow[/ex] 4) without meaning;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 insignificant — /ɪnsɪgˈnɪfɪkənt / (say insig nifikuhnt) adjective 1. unimportant, trifling, or petty, as things, matters, details, etc. 2. too small to be important: an insignificant sum. 3. of no consequence, influence, or distinction, as persons. 4. without… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 insignificant — adjective Not significant; not important, consequential, or having a noticeable effect. Such things are insignificant details compared to the main goal. Ant: significant See Also …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 insignificant — adjective the raises the kitchen staff received were insignificant Syn: unimportant, trivial, trifling, negligible, inconsequential, of no account, inconsiderable; nugatory, paltry, petty, insubstantial, frivolous, pointless, worthless,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 insignificant — [ˌɪnsɪgˈnɪfɪkənt] adj not large or important enough to be worth considering insignificant details[/ex] insignificance [ˌɪnsɪgˈnɪfikəns] noun [U] insignificantly adv …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 insignificant — adjective Date: 1651 not significant: as a. lacking meaning or import ; inconsequential b. not worth considering ; unimportant c. lacking weight, position, or influence ; contemptible d. small in size, quantity, or number • insignificantly adverb …

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