Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “insignificant”

insignificant

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kənt/ us  
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.Of little or less importance
insignificantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
insignificance
noun [U] uk   /-kəns/ us  
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.Of little or less importance
(Definition of insignificant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of insignificant?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “insignificant” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More