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[in-kuh n-sid-er-uh-buh l]
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  1. small, as in value, amount, or size.
  2. not worth consideration or notice; trivial.
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Origin of inconsiderable

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-3 + considerable
Related formsin·con·sid·er·a·ble·ness, nounin·con·sid·er·a·bly, adverb
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Related Words for inconsiderable

base, casual, cheap, contemptible, frivolous, inconsequent, inessential, inferior, irrelevant, junior, lesser, light, little, lower, measly, minor, narrow-minded, negligible, niggling, nugatory

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Contemporary Examples of inconsiderable

Historical Examples of inconsiderable

  • This settlement is inconsiderable, tho' one of the oldest next to the capital.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • But the practical value of what we have found seems to me not inconsiderable.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • In the daylight the bushes were inconsiderable and the path was bright in the morning sun.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • He had gone no inconsiderable distance when his doubts were abruptly confirmed.

    The Strollers

    Frederic S. Isham

  • But I suppose it was really an inconsiderable amount, at that.

British Dictionary definitions for inconsiderable


  1. relatively small
  2. not worthy of consideration; insignificant
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Derived Formsinconsiderableness, nouninconsiderably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inconsiderable


1590s, from French inconsidérable (16c.), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + considérable (see considerable). Related: Inconsiderably.

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