negligible

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

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

Nearby words

  1. neglection,
  2. negligee,
  3. negligence,
  4. negligent,
  5. negligently,
  6. negotiable,
  7. negotiable instrument,
  8. negotiant,
  9. negotiate,
  10. negotiation

Origin of negligible

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

Related forms
Can be confusedneglectful negligible

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Examples from the Web for negligibly

  • 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 negligibly

negligible

/ (ˈnɛɡlɪdʒəbəl) /

adjective

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 negligibly

negligible

adj.

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

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