Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » I » Insider ... Installment Credit

INSIGNIFICANT

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does insignificant mean? 

INSIGNIFICANT (adjective)
  The adjective INSIGNIFICANT has 5 senses:

1. not large enough to consider or notice
2. not worthy of notice
3. signifying nothing
4. of little importance or influence or power; of minor status
5. not important or noteworthy

  Familiarity information: INSIGNIFICANT used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSIGNIFICANT (adjective)


Sense 1insignificant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not large enough to consider or notice

Synonyms:

insignificant; trivial

Similar:

inconsiderable (too small or unimportant to merit attention)


Sense 2insignificant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not worthy of notice

Synonyms:

undistinguished; insignificant

Similar:

unnoticeable (not noticeable; not drawing attention)


Sense 3insignificant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Signifying nothing

Synonyms:

unmeaning; insignificant

Context examples:

insignificant sounds / his response...is picayune and unmeaning

Similar:

meaningless; nonmeaningful (having no meaning or direction or purpose)


Sense 4insignificant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of little importance or influence or power; of minor status

Synonyms:

peanut; insignificant

Context examples:

a minor, insignificant bureaucrat / peanut politicians

Similar:

minor (of lesser importance or stature or rank)


Sense 5insignificant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not important or noteworthy

Synonyms:

unimportant; insignificant

Similar:

light (having little importance)

inappreciable (too small to make a significant difference)

hole-and-corner; hole-in-corner (relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life)

superficial; trivial (of little substance or significance)

Also:

meaningless; nonmeaningful (having no meaning or direction or purpose)

unimportant (not important)

Attribute:

significance (the quality of being significant)

Antonym:

significant (important in effect or meaning)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"He that will steal an egg will steal an ox." (English proverb)

"Whose end of tongue is sharp, the edge of his head must be hard" (Breton proverb)

"The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on." (Arabic proverb)

"Hasty speed is rarely good" (Dutch proverb)

 INSIGNIFICANT: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0507 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: