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insignificant Line breaks: in|sig¦nifi|cant
Pronunciation: /ɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪk(ə)nt/

Definition of insignificant in English:


1Too small or unimportant to be worth consideration: the sum required was insignificant compared with military spending
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  • Don't think that local elections are measly, insignificant, and not worth your time.
  • Again she was frustrated as the money was insignificant compared to her so-called husband's supposed worth.
  • Watercraft skills are a necessity but any swim, no matter how small or insignificant, is worth a try, even if only for a couple of minutes or a single trot.
unimportant, of minor importance, of no importance, of little importance, of little import, trivial, trifling, footling, negligible, inconsequential, of little consequence, of no consequence, of no account, of no moment, inconsiderable, not worth mentioning, not worth speaking of, nugatory, meagre, paltry, scanty, petty, insubstantial, unsubstantial, flimsy, frivolous, pointless, worthless, irrelevant, immaterial, peripheral, extraneous, non-essential
informal piddling
North American informal dinky
1.1(Of a person) without power or influence: she was so small and insignificant
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  • I really did think their influence had waned to a point where they were as insignificant as they deserved to be.
  • Why should those people give them respect and they are insignificant, you know, in their number and in their impact, you know, to the community.
  • Because you are insignificant, the emperor in your heart can only be the dictator of one person, and that person is yourself.
2Meaningless: insignificant yet enchanting phrases
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  • It involved handing them a sheet with two short and insignificant phrases.



Pronunciation: /ɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪk(ə)ns/
Example sentences
  • Rarely does a performer with such negligible talent flaunt his insignificance with such wanton panache.
  • For instance, the realisation that we are mortal arouses feelings of pointlessness and insignificance.
  • Yet from such miniscule insignificances, bombshells are timed to go off in the future.


Example sentences
  • Hare's story is poorly edited; he describes insignificancies when he needs clarity.


Example sentences
  • And, yes, there's no question the awards ceremony will trickle a little money down into the economy and advance the cause of local music, even if briefly and insignificantly.
  • They're looking at the above-under aspects of Garden of Light, whose chief designer, not insignificantly, is a landscape architect.
  • In the General Social Survey, conservatives differ insignificantly from political moderates on favoring more or less immigration.

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