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"insignificant" in British English

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insignificantadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kənt/ us   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ə.kənt/
insignificantly
adverb uk   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kənt.li/ us   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ə.kənt.li/
insignificance
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kəns/ us   /ˌɪn.sɪɡˈnɪf.ə.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.
(Definition of insignificant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"insignificant" in American English

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insignificantadjective

us   /ˌɪn·sɪɡˈnɪf·ɪ·kənt/
not important or thought to be valuable: Her problems seemed pretty insignificant compared to her brother’s.
insignificance
noun [U] us   /ˌɪn·sɪɡˈnɪf·ɪ·kəns/
My colleagues despised this man for his insignificance.
insignificantly
adverb /ˌɪn·sɪɡˈnɪf·ɪ·kənt·li/
(Definition of insignificant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “insignificant”
in Korean 사소한…
in Arabic تافِه…
in Malaysian nilai yang kecil…
in French insignifiant…
in Russian незначительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不重要的,無足輕重的…
in Italian insignificante…
in Turkish önemsiz, değersiz, dikkate değmez…
in Polish nieistotny, nieznaczny…
in Spanish insignificante…
in Vietnamese không quan trọng…
in Portuguese insignificante…
in Thai ไม่สำคัญ…
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…
in Indonesian sepele, tidak berarti…
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