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insignificant

adjective  /ˌɪn·sɪɡˈnɪf·ɪ·kənt/ us  
not important or thought to be valuable: Her problems seemed pretty insignificant compared to her brother’s.
insignificance
noun [U]  /ˌɪn·sɪɡˈnɪf·ɪ·kəns/ us  
My colleagues despised this man for his insignificance.
insignificantly
adverb /ˌɪn·sɪɡˈnɪf·ɪ·kənt·li/
Translations of “insignificant”
in Korean 사소한…
in Arabic تافِه…
in French insignifiant…
in Turkish önemsiz, değersiz, dikkate değmez…
in Italian insignificante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不重要的,無足輕重的…
in Russian незначительный…
in Polish nieistotny, nieznaczny…
in Spanish insignificante…
in Portuguese insignificante…
in German unbedeutend…
in Catalan insignificant…
in Japanese 取るに足らない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不重要的,无足轻重的…
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