negligible

[ neg-li-juh-buh l ]
/ ˈnɛg lɪ dʒə bəl /

adjective

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 forms

Can be confused

neglectful negligible
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negligible

/ (ˈnɛɡlɪdʒəbəl) /

adjective

so small, unimportant, etc, as to be not worth considering; insignificant

Derived Forms

negligibility or negligibleness, nounnegligibly, adverb
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