negligible

[ neg-li-juh-buhl ]
/ ˈnɛg lɪ dʒə bəl /

adjective

so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded: The extra expenses were negligible.

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Origin of negligible

1820–30; <Latin neglig(ere) to neglect + -ible

OTHER WORDS FROM negligible

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH negligible

neglectful, negligible .
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Example sentences from the Web for negligible

  • And the relationship between himself and her, though the evidence was so negligibly slight as yet, he knew had definitely changed.

    The Wave|Algernon Blackwood

British Dictionary definitions for negligible

negligible
/ (ˈnɛɡlɪdʒəbəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of negligible

negligibility or negligibleness, nounnegligibly, adverb
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