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in·sig·nif·i·cant

 (ĭn′sĭg-nĭf′ĭ-kənt)
adj.
1. Not significant, especially:
a. Lacking in importance; trivial.
b. Lacking power, position, or value; worthy of little regard.
c. Small in size or amount.
2. Having little or no meaning.

in′sig·nif′i·cant·ly adv.

insignificant

(ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt)
adj
1. having little or no importance; trifling
2. almost or relatively meaningless
3. small or inadequate: an insignificant wage.
4. not distinctive in character, etc
ˌinsigˈnificance, ˌinsigˈnificancy n
ˌinsigˈnificantly adv

in•sig•nif•i•cant

(ˌɪn sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt)

adj.
1. unimportant, trifling, or petty.
2. too small to be important: an insignificant sum.
3. without weight, influence, or distinctione: an insignificant fellow.
4. without meaning; meaningless.
[1620–30]
in`sig•nif′i•cant•ly, adv.

insignificant

  • piff - Something insignificant.
  • bee's knees - Used from 1797 for "something insignificant."
  • floccinaucinihilipilification, floccipend - Floccinaucinihilipilification is estimating or categorizing something as worthless, and floccipend means "regard as insignificant" (from Latin flocci pendere, "hold at little value").
  • piteous, pitiable, pitiful - Piteous is generally not used when speaking of people, pitiable means "able to be pitied," and pitiful most often means "insignificant; below contempt."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insignificant - not worthy of notice
unnoticeable - not noticeable; not drawing attention; "her clothes were simple and unnoticeable"- J.G.Cozzens
2.insignificant - signifying nothing; "insignificant sounds"
meaningless, nonmeaningful - having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"
3.insignificant - of little importance or influence or power; of minor status; "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians"
minor - of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads"
4.insignificant - devoid of importance, meaning, or force
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"
meaningless, nonmeaningful - having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"

insignificant

insignificant

adjective
Translations
تافِه، عَديم الأهميَّه
bezvýznamnýnepatrný
betydningsløsubetydelig
lítilfjörlegur
nereikšmingumas
mazsvarīgsnenozīmīgs
nepomembenneznaten

insignificant

[ˌɪnsɪgˈnɪfɪkənt] ADJ [person, number, amount] → insignificante; [detail] → insignificante, sin importancia
who left it here is insignificant, the important thing isno tiene importancia quién lo dejó aquí, lo importante es ...

insignificant

[ˌɪnsɪgˈnɪfɪkənt] adjinsignifiant(e)

insignificant

adjunbedeutend; sum also, wound, alterationgeringfügig; little man, person, appearanceunscheinbar; (= inconsequential) remarkbelanglos; her not insignificant talentsihre nicht unbeträchtlichen Talente; statistically insignificantstatistisch vernachlässigbar

insignificant

[ˌɪnsɪgˈnɪfɪkənt] adjinsignificante

insignificant

(insigˈnifikənt) adjective
of little value or importance; not significant. They paid me an insignificant sum of money; an insignificant person.
ˌinsigˈnificance noun

insignificant

a. insignificante, sin importancia.
References in classic literature ?
Rome took all the vanity out of me, for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.
The little trees were insignificant against the grass.
The rather insignificant and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give her.
Do you suppose now, Ishmael, that the magnanimous God of heaven and earth --pagans and all included --can possibly be jealous of an insignificant bit of black wood?
It was but some few days after encountering the Frenchman, that a most significant event befell the most insignificant of the Pequod's crew; an event most lamentable; and which ended in providing the sometimes madly merry and predestinated craft with a living and ever accompanying prophecy of whatever shattered sequel might prove her own.
These things will help the reader to understand why it is that a man who keeps company with glaciers comes to feel tolerably insignificant by and by.
Hitherto I have recorded in detail the events of my insignificant existence: to the first ten years of my life I have given almost as many chapters.
Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count them up: what then.
We little thought, any one of us, I dare say, when I ate my breakfast that first morning, and went to sleep under the shadow of the peacock's feathers to the sound of the flute, what consequences would come of the introduction into those alms-houses of my insignificant person.
She made an impatient movement, as if that were a very insignificant matter.
I hope the gentle reader will excuse me for dwelling on these and the like particulars, which, however insignificant they may appear to groveling vulgar minds, yet will certainly help a philosopher to enlarge his thoughts and imagination, and apply them to the benefit of public as well as private life, which was my sole design in presenting this and other accounts of my travels to the world; wherein I have been chiefly studious of truth, without affecting any ornaments of learning or of style.
Oh, what a miserable, little, insignificant, silly young man was M.