Definition of inconsiderable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnkənˈsɪd(ə)rəb(ə)l/


[with negative]
1Of small size, amount, or extent: a not inconsiderable amount of money
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  • This adds up to a not inconsiderable amount of money.
  • By leaving the car alone for a whole week, the driver directly pockets $28, not an inconsiderable amount of money.
  • I rang a chap who has agreed to help me move it on Sunday for a not inconsiderable amount of money.
1.1Unimportant or insignificant: a not inconsiderable artist
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  • I don't necessarily view them as future superstars, but it's nice to know we have a couple of home-grown artists of not inconsiderable talent.
  • In nine outings against the not inconsiderable might of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the artist formerly known as ‘White Lightning’ grabbed 16 wickets at barely 20 runs apiece.
  • I was still struggling with ‘Gentle’ and ‘Moderate’ Sudoku games and reckoned that completing one of those in two or three days was a not inconsiderable triumph.
insignificant, negligible, trifling, small, tiny, little, minuscule, nominal, token, petty, slight, niggling, minor, inappreciable, insubstantial, not worth mentioning, not worth bothering about, inconsequential;
informal piffling, piddling, fiddling, pathetic, measly, mingy
British informal poxy
North American informal nickel-and-dime, small-bore
rare exiguous


Late 16th century (in the sense 'impossible to imagine'): from French, or from late Latin inconsiderabilis, from in- 'not' + considerabilis 'worthy of consideration' (see considerable).

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