What does insignificance mean?

Definitions for insignificance
ˌɪn sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənsin·signif·i·cance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insignificancenoun

    the quality of having little or no significance


  1. insignificancenoun

    the state of being insignificant

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insignificance, Insignificancynoun

    Etymology: insignificance, French; from insignificant.

    To give an account of all the insignificancies and verbal nothings of this philosophy, would be almost to transcribe it. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. c. 18.

    As I was ruminating on that I had seen, I could not forbear reflecting on the insignificancy of human art, when set in comparison with the designs of providence. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    My annals are in mouldy mildews wrought,
    With easy insignificance of thought. Samuel Garth.


  1. Insignificance

    People may face feelings of insignificance due to a number of causes, including having low self-esteem, being depressed, living in a huge, impersonal city, comparing themselves to wealthy celebrity success stories, working in a huge bureaucracy, or being in awe of a natural wonder.


  1. insignificance

    Insignificance refers to the state or quality of being unimportant, irrelevant, or without effect; lacking weight or value; often involving a lack of worth or status.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insignificancenoun

    the condition or quality of being insignificant; want of significance, sense, or meaning; as, the insignificance of words or phrases

  2. Insignificancenoun

    want of force or effect; unimportance; pettiness; inefficacy; as, the insignificance of human art

  3. Insignificancenoun

    want of claim to consideration or notice; want of influence or standing; meanness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insignificance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insignificance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of insignificance in a Sentence

  1. Steward Observatory:

    Cloud-outs are traumatic events, if we would have seen the total eclipse, everything else would have just vanished into insignificance.

  2. unknown:

    To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.

  3. Goa Kerle:

    Of all the significant things I noted in the world, one significantly stood out, the insignificance of man.

  4. Aesop:

    Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.

  5. William Hazlitt:

    If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators.

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