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Definition of "insignificant" []

  • Not significant, especially: (adjective)
  • Lacking in importance; trivial. (adjective)
  • Lacking power, position, or value; worthy of little regard. (adjective)
  • Small in size or amount. (adjective)
  • Having little or no meaning. (adjective)
  • Having little or no importance; trifling (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Almost or relatively meaningless (adjective)
  • Small or inadequate (adjective)
  • Not distinctive in character, etc (adjective)

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Use "insignificant" in a sentence
  • "_insignificant_ persons; 'consequently, had it been any fault to do so, each alike was caught in that fault; and insignificant as the people might be, if they _could_ be' immortalized, 'then we have Schlosser himself confessing to the possibility that poetic splendor should create a secondary interest where originally there had been none."
  • "For every basis point the market moves, Jefferies said it loses or gains $37,000, which it called insignificant."
  • "If you're wondering who used the other ticket, Caetano says he took what he calls his insignificant other, because his wife is bedridden."