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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 ?
At the appointed hour the prince, powdered and shaven, entered the dining room where his daughter-in-law, Princess Mary, and Mademoiselle Bourienne were already awaiting him together with his architect, who by a strange caprice of his employer's was admitted to table though the position of that insignificant individual was such as could certainly not have caused him to expect that honor.
The tall masts holding aloft the white canvas, spread out like a snare for catching the invisible power of the air, emerge gradually from the water, sail after sail, yard after yard, growing big, till, under the towering structure of her machinery, you perceive the insignificant, tiny speck of her hull.
As for himself, he would in this case be but an insignificant instrument chosen by God.
I can't describe how I felt when I was standing there, waiting my turn to be registered -- as insignificant as the teeniest drop in a most enormous bucket.
If a part is insignificant, the greater our credit in making anything of it.
But that the end of it, like the Rhine, was very insignificant, proved, in his opinion, the author's want of invention; he was without genius, etc.
The pride and obstinacy of millers and other insignificant people, whom you pass unnoticingly on the road every day, have their tragedy too; but it is of that unwept, hidden sort that goes on from generation to generation, and leaves no record,--such tragedy, perhaps, as lies in the conflicts of young souls, hungry for joy, under a lot made suddenly hard to them, under the dreariness of a home where the morning brings no promise with it, and where the unexpectant discontent of worn and disappointed parents weighs on the children like a damp, thick air, in which all the functions of life are depressed; or such tragedy as lies in the slow or sudden death that follows on a bruised passion, though it may be a death that finds only a parish funeral.
In the account of Abyssinia, and the continuation, the authors have been followed with more exactness, and as few passages appeared either insignificant or tedious, few have been either shortened or omitted.
Only those very insignificant ones of Victuals and Drink.
Then their brother, who was a little insignificant dwarf, went out to seek for his brothers: but when he had found them they only laughed at him, to think that he, who was so young and simple, should try to travel through the world, when they, who were so much wiser, had been unable to get on.
Besides the trees, the number of plants is exceedingly limited, and consists of insignificant weeds.
They were two perfectly insignificant and incapable individuals, whose existence is only rendered possible through the high organization of civilized crowds.