insignificance

[ in-sig-nif-i-kuh ns ]
/ ˌɪn sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns /

noun

the quality or condition of being insignificant; lack of importance or consequence.

Nearby words

  1. insight,
  2. insightful,
  3. insightfully,
  4. insigne,
  5. insignia,
  6. insignificancy,
  7. insignificant,
  8. insincere,
  9. insincerity,
  10. insinuate

Origin of insignificance

First recorded in 1690–1700; insignific(ancy) + -ance

Related formsself-in·sig·nif·i·cance, noun

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Word Origin and History for insignificance

insignificance

n.

1690s, from insignificant + -ance. Related: Insignificancy (1650s).

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