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Meaning of INSIGNIFICANCE

Pronunciation:  `insig'nifukuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality of having little or no significance
 

INSIGNIFICANCE is a 14 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: significance
 
 See Also: inconsequence, meaninglessness, unimportance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sig*nif"i*cance\, n.
1. The condition or quality of being insignificant; want of
   significance, sense, or meaning; as, the insignificance of
   words or phrases.

2. Want of force or effect; unimportance; pettiness;
   inefficacy; as, the insignificance of human art.

3. Want of claim to consideration or notice; want of
   influence or standing; meanness.

         Reduce him, from being the first person in the
         nation, to a state of insignificance. --Beattie.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aimlessness, daintiness, dead letter, delicacy, diminutiveness, emptiness, empty sound, exiguity, exiguousness, fewness, futility, immateriality, inanity, inconsequence, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness, indifference, ineffectuality, inferiority, insufficiency, irrelevance, littleness, low priority, marginality, meagerness, meaninglessness, meanness, mere noise, minuteness, moderateness, negligibility, noise, nonsensicality, nullity, pettiness, phatic communion, picayune, picayunishness, pokiness, puniness, purposelessness, scantiness, secondariness, senselessness, slightness, smallness, tininess, triviality, unimportance, unimpressiveness, unmeaningness, unnoteworthiness, unsignificancy
 

 

 

 

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