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inappreciable

[in-uh-pree-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. imperceptible; insignificant: an inappreciable difference.

Origin of inappreciable

First recorded in 1780–90; in-3 + appreciable
Related formsin·ap·pre·ci·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for inappreciable

Historical Examples

  • Without sensuous, spiritual is inappreciable;— no beauty or power!

    Introduction to Robert Browning

    Hiram Corson

  • “Harvest is an inappreciable quantity, especially to novices,” he said.

    The Carbonels

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • And this is like the inappreciable difficulties that often beset us in life.

  • The instant would have been inappreciable to measures of time.

    The Way of the Gods

    John Luther Long

  • The organs are the containing sheaths of some fluid or other as yet inappreciable.

    Balzac

    Frederick Lawton


British Dictionary definitions for inappreciable

inappreciable

adjective
  1. incapable of being appreciated
  2. imperceptible; negligible
Derived Formsinappreciably, adverb
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