negligible(redirected from negligibly)
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Not significant or important enough to be worth considering; trifling.
[Latin neglegere, negligere, to neglect; see neglect + -ible.]
neg′li·gi·bil′i·ty, neg′li·gi·ble·ness n.
so small, unimportant, etc, as to be not worth considering; insignificant
ˌnegligiˈbility, ˈnegligibleness n
neg•li•gi•ble(ˈnɛg lɪ dʒə bəl)
so small or unimportant as to be safely disregarded: negligible expenses.
[1820–30; < Latin neglig(ere) to neglect]
If someone has been negligent, they have not performed their duties carefully enough.
The jury determined that the airline was negligent in training and supervising the crew.
If something is negligible, it is so small or unimportant that it is not worth considering.
The damage appears to have had a negligible effect on the yacht's speed.
They can make extra copies of videotapes at a negligible cost.
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|Adj.||1.||negligible - so small as to be meaningless; insignificant; "the effect was negligible"|
|2.||negligible - not worth considering; "he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost"; "piffling efforts"; "a trifling matter"|
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"