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insignificant

adjective uk   us   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kənt/
C1 small or not noticeable, and therefore not considered important : Why bother arguing about such an insignificant amount of money? The difference between the two results was insignificant.
insignificantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
insignificance
noun [U] uk   us   /-kəns/
The traumas of my own upbringing pale/fade into insignificance (= seem very unimportant) when I hear stories about the way Peter's parents treated him.
Translations of “insignificant”
in Arabic تافِه…
in Korean 사소한…
in Malaysian nilai yang kecil…
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 Vietnamese không quan trọng…
in Spanish insignificante…
in Portuguese insignificante…
in Thai ไม่สำคัญ…
in German unbedeutend…
in Catalan insignificant…
in Japanese 取るに足らない…
in Indonesian sepele, tidak berarti…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不重要的,无足轻重的…
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