insignificant

[ in-sig-nif-i-kuhnt ]
/ ˌɪn sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt /

adjective

unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
too small to be important: an insignificant sum.
of no consequence, influence, or distinction: a minor, insignificant bureaucrat.
without weight of character; contemptible: an insignificant fellow.
without meaning; meaningless: insignificant sounds.

noun

a word, thing, or person without significance.

Origin of insignificant

First recorded in 1620–30; in-3 + significant

Related forms

in·sig·nif·i·cant·ly, adverb
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insignificant

/ (ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt) /

adjective

having little or no importance; trifling
almost or relatively meaningless
small or inadequatean insignificant wage
not distinctive in character, etc

Derived Forms

insignificance or insignificancy, nouninsignificantly, adverb
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