negligible

[neg-li-juh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded: The extra expenses were negligible.

Origin of negligible

1820–30; < Latin neglig(ere) to neglect + -ible
Related formsneg·li·gi·bil·i·ty, neg·li·gi·ble·ness, nounneg·li·gi·bly, adverbnon·neg·li·gi·bil·i·ty, nounnon·neg·li·gi·ble, adjectivenon·neg·li·gi·ble·ness, nounnon·neg·li·gi·bly, adverbqua·si-neg·li·gi·ble, adjectivequa·si-neg·li·gi·bly, adverb
Can be confusedneglectful negligible
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negligible

adjective
  1. so small, unimportant, etc, as to be not worth considering; insignificant
Derived Formsnegligibility or negligibleness, nounnegligibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for negligibility

negligible

adj.

"capable of being neglected," 1819, from negligence + -ible. Related: Negligibly; negligibility.

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