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Definition 1: devoid of importance, meaning, or force - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for insignificant in the sense of this definition

(insignificant is similar to ...) relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life

"a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"

(insignificant is similar to ...) lacking substance or significance

"slight evidence" "a tenuous argument" "a thin plot" "a fragile claim to fame"

(insignificant is similar to ...) too small to make a significant difference

"inappreciable fluctuations in temperature"

(insignificant is similar to ...) having little importance

"losing his job was no light matter"

(insignificant is similar to ...) of little substance or significance

"a few superficial editorial changes" "only trivial objections"

(means also ...) not important

"a relatively unimportant feature of the system" "the question seems unimportant"

(means also ...) having no meaning or direction or purpose

"a meaningless endeavor" "a meaningless life" "a verbose but meaningless explanation"

(... are attributes of insignificant) the quality of being significant

"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

Definition 2: signifying nothing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where insignificant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • insignificant sounds

(insignificant is similar to ...) having no meaning or direction or purpose

"a meaningless endeavor" "a meaningless life" "a verbose but meaningless explanation"

Definition 3: of little importance or influence or power; of minor status - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where insignificant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a minor, insignificant bureaucrat
  • peanut politicians

Synonyms for insignificant in the sense of this definition

(insignificant is similar to ...) of lesser importance or stature or rank

"a minor poet" "had a minor part in the play" "a minor official" "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen" "minor back roads"

Definition 4: small and unimpressive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where insignificant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we stayed in a dinky old hotel
  • an insignificant sum of money

Synonyms for insignificant in the sense of this definition

(insignificant is similar to ...) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a little dining room" "a little house" "a small car" "a little (or small) group"

(insignificant is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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