- of no essential consequence; unimportant.
- not pertinent; irrelevant.
- not material; incorporeal; spiritual.
Origin of immaterial
Related Words for immaterialunimportant, trivial, meaningless, extraneous, inconsequential, incorporeal, nonmaterial, foreign, impertinent, inapplicable, inappropriate, inconsiderate, insignificant, trifling, unnecessary, inconsiderable, inessential, inapposite, irrelative, aerial
Examples from the Web for immaterial
Contemporary Examples of immaterial
It is immaterial if the infidel is a combatant or a civilian.The CIA’s Wrong: Arming Rebels Works
October 19, 2014
The lack of evidence for HGH as an effective performance enhancer is just as immaterial as its illegality.Major League Baseball’s Planned Suspensions Are Already a Bust
June 5, 2013
Whether blame is assigned to the failed follower or the failed leader is immaterial.The Truth About Women in Combat
March 1, 2013
So as long as a lethal strike passes muster in constitutional terms, the location of the target is immaterial.White Paper Suggests U.S. Could Launch Drones Into U.S. Cities
February 17, 2013
“Source” ends up feeling like an essentially virtual, Platonic, immaterial object.Vanishingly Massive
October 22, 2012
Historical Examples of immaterial
A man is at once material and immaterial, mortal and immortal.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
That he had been given an opportunity to sin was immaterial.A Spirit in Prison
I believe now that you are misinformed as to the facts, but that is immaterial.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
What he should do when he arrived and found them there was immaterial; he must get there, that was all.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
Voices also ascended, wonderful in their distinct and immaterial clearness.Lord Jim
- of no real importance; inconsequential
- not formed of matter; incorporeal; spiritual
late 14c., "spiritual, incorporeal," from Medieval Latin immaterialis "not consisting of matter, spiritual," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Late Latin materialis (see material). Secondary sense of "unimportant" is first recorded 1690s from material in its 16c. sense of "important." Related: Immaterially.