in significant

insignificant

[in-sig-nif-i-kuhnt]
adjective
1.
unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
2.
too small to be important: an insignificant sum.
3.
of no consequence, influence, or distinction: a minor, insignificant bureaucrat.
4.
without weight of character; contemptible: an insignificant fellow.
5.
without meaning; meaningless: insignificant sounds.
noun
6.
a word, thing, or person without significance.

Origin:
1620–30; in-3 + significant

insignificantly, adverb


2. trifling, minute, minuscule, picayune.
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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
 
insig'nificance
 
n
 
insig'nificancy
 
n
 
insig'nificantly
 
adv

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insignificant
1651, from in- "not" + significant (see significance).
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