What does insignificant mean?

Definitions for insignificant
ˌɪn sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəntin·signif·i·cant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insignificant, undistinguishedadjective

    not worthy of notice

  2. insignificantadjective

    signifying nothing

    "insignificant sounds"

  3. insignificant, peanutadjective

    of little importance or influence or power; of minor status

    "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians"

  4. insignificant, unimportantadjective

    devoid of importance, meaning, or force


  1. insignificantadjective

    Not significant; not important, consequential, or having a noticeable effect.

    Such things are insignificant details compared to the main goal.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insignificantadjective

    Etymology: in and significant.

    'Till you can weight and gravity explain,
    Those words are insignificant and vain. Richard Blackmore.

    That I might not be vapoured down by insignificant testimonies, I presumed to use the great name of your society to annihilate all such arguments. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. Preface.

    Calumny robs the publick of all that benefit that it may justly claim from the worth and virtue of particular persons, by rendering their virtue utterly insignificant. Robert South, Sermons.

    All the arguments to a good life will be very insignificant to a man that hath a mind to be wicked, when remission of sins may be had upon such cheap terms. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    Nothing can be more contemptible and insignificant than the scum of a people, instigated against a king. Addison.

    In a hemorrhage from the lungs, no remedy so proper as bleeding, often repeated: stypticks are often insignificant. Arb.


  1. insignificant

    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. insignificant

    Insignificant typically refers to something that is too small or unimportant to be worth consideration. It can depict a person, thing, action, or event that lacks importance, influence, worth, or relevance in a specific context. The term is often used to express dismissiveness or reduction in perceived value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insignificantadjective

    not significant; void of signification, sense, or import; meaningless; as, insignificant words

  2. Insignificantadjective

    having no weight or effect; answering no purpose; unimportant; valueless; futile

  3. Insignificantadjective

    without weight of character or social standing; mean; contemptible; as, an insignificant person

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insignificant

    in-sig-nif′i-kant, adj. destitute of meaning: without effect: unimportant: petty.—ns. Insignif′icance, Insignif′icancy.—adv. Insignif′icantly.—adj. Insignif′icātive, not significative or expressing by external signs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insignificant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insignificant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of insignificant in a Sentence

  1. Mike Olbinski:

    Being in front of these storms is an awe inspiring moment, just the winds and colors, they're so powerful and you feel really kind of insignificant.

  2. John Allen:

    It's not just a no-fly zone in a place or ... whether it's in the air or on the ground. It's also a matter of timing as well, the intricacies and the complexities and the cost, frankly, in terms of resources, additional resources, of a no-fly zone or a safe zone are not insignificant.

  3. Wesley D'Amico:

    You'll never be great if you don't stop worrying about small and insignificant things.

  4. Christen Kuikoua:

    As a high schooler, I learned that sometimes it's okay for your enemies to be many and your equals to be none. By adopting this mindset, their criticisms become insignificant

  5. Callahan Walsh:

    [A] member of the public may have that one little piece of information, however, they may think it's insignificant to the case, or it doesn't make sense, or it's stupid, and they don't want to call it out, but oftentimes that's exactly the key that unlocks the door to justice.

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