Definition of inappreciable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪnəˈpriːʃəb(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnəˈpriːʃɪəb(ə)l/


1Too small or insignificant to be valued or perceived: they are few in number and those numbers are inappreciable
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  • He found that during the 1944-1991 interval the period was constant, but also indicated that there was an inappreciable fluctuation around 1989.
  • The production of this power, from the time of establishing the water columns in the mechanical structure termed by the inventor his ‘multiplicator,’ occupied an inappreciable period of time.
  • It has been contended, however, by Prof. Helmholtz, that inappreciable as may be its effect within known periods of time, the friction of the tidal wave must be slowly diminishing the Earth's rotatory motion, and must eventually destroy it.
imperceptible, barely perceptible, minute, tiny, minuscule, slight, small, infinitesimal, microscopic, nanoscopic;
insignificant, inconsequential, unimportant, immaterial, negligible, petty, trivial, trifling, minor, paltry, of no account, not worth mentioning, not worth bothering about
informal piddling, piffling
rare exiguous
2 archaic Too valuable to be properly estimated.
Example sentences
  • Apart from the boredom, the condition of royalty is persuasively depicted in the film as involving a mixture of media intrusion, mildly petulant noblesse oblige, inappreciable wealth and preposterous high camp.



Pronunciation: /ˌɪnəˈpriːʃəbli/
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnəˈpriːʃɪəbli/
Example sentences
  • A survey conducted by Binh Duong Daily on April 29 morning showed that provincial rice prices decrease inappreciably over other provinces and cities.
  • In all observed cell types, invasion rates varied inappreciably.

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