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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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The two rooms looked onto the street -- a fact which Signor Pastrini commented upon as an inappreciable advantage.
Again, and with a swiftness an inappreciable fraction of time quicker than Ponta's, he ducked forward.
If selection consisted merely in separating some very distinct variety, and breeding from it, the principle would be so obvious as hardly to be worth notice; but its importance consists in the great effect produced by the accumulation in one direction, during successive generations, of differences absolutely inappreciable by an uneducated eye--differences which I for one have vainly attempted to appreciate.
We are therefore, driven to the conclusion, that causes generally quite inappreciable by us, determine whether a given species shall be abundant or scanty in numbers.
And per- haps in this is the whole difference; perhaps all the wis- dom, and all truth, and all sincerity, are just compressed into that inappreciable moment of time in which we step over the threshold of the invisible.
It was only when he declared his purpose to get married that I fully understood how, for a hun- dred futile and inappreciable reasons, how--shall I say odious?
How could you give me life, and take from me all the inappreciable things that raise it from the state of conscious death?