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Too small to be noticed or make a significant difference; negligible: inappreciable fluctuations in temperature.

in′ap·pre′cia·bly adv.


1. incapable of being appreciated
2. imperceptible; negligible
ˌinapˈpreciably adv


(ˌɪn əˈpri ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl)

imperceptible; insignificant: an inappreciable difference.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inappreciable - too small to make a significant difference; "inappreciable fluctuations in temperature"
unimportant, insignificant - devoid of importance, meaning, or force


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