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insignificancy

[in-sig-nif-i-kuh n-see]
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noun, plural in·sig·nif·i·can·cies for 2.
  1. insignificance.
  2. an insignificant person or thing.

Origin of insignificancy

First recorded in 1645–55; insignific(ant) + -ancy
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Examples from the Web for insignificancy

Historical Examples

  • When, by them, Administration is convinced of its insignificancy, they are soon to be convinced of their own.

    Thoughts on the Present Discontents

    Edmund Burke

  • What matter its importance or its insignificancy, so that it be just.

  • When, by them, administration is convinced of its insignificancy, they are soon to be convinced of their own.

  • For my part, I could not contain myself; and notwithstanding my insignificancy, I could not help telling him my thoughts.

    Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4

    Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

  • On arriving at the spot, it was distressing to observe the insignificancy of the place, with regard to such a melancholy event.


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