unsignificant, un-sig-nif′i-kant, adj. without signification.
But any novel that dwells sedulously upon non-essentials and exalts the unsignificant obscures the truth.
Once for all, a themal coherence of symphony must lie in the main lines, not in a maze of unsignificant figures.
1570s, "having a meaning," from Latin significantem (nominative significans, present participle of significare "make known, indicate" (see signify). Earlier in the same sense was significative (c.1400). Often "having a special or secret meaning," hence "important" (1761). Related: Significantly. Significant figure is from 1680s. Significant other (n.) attested by 1961, in psychology, "the most influential other person in the patient's world."