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Meaning of INSIGNIFICANT

Pronunciation:  `insig'nifukunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not large enough to consider or notice
  2. [adj]  not worthy of notice
  3. [adj]  of little importance or influence or power; of minor status; "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians"
  4. [adj]  signifying nothing; "insignificant sounds"; "his response...is picayune and unmeaning"- R.B. Pearsall
  5. [adj]  not important or noteworthy
 

INSIGNIFICANT is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: hole-and-corner, hole-in-corner, inappreciable, inconsiderable, light, meaningless, minor, peanut, superficial, trivial, undistinguished, unimportant, unmeaning, unnoticeable
 
 Antonyms: important, significant
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sig*nif"i*cant\, a.
1. Not significant; void of signification, sense, or import;
   meaningless; as, insignificant words.

2. Having no weight or effect; answering no purpose;
   unimportant; valueless; futile.

         Laws must be insignificant without the sanction of
         rewards and punishments.              --Bp. Wilkins.

3. Without weight of character or social standing; mean;
   contemptible; as, an insignificant person.

Syn: Unimportant; immaterial; inconsiderable; small;
     inferior; trivial; mean; contemptible.

 
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