Meaning of “unimportant” in the English Dictionary

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"unimportant" in British English

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uk /ˌʌn.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/ us /ˌʌn.ɪmˈpɔːr.t̬ənt/

B1 not important:

Staffing is still a relatively unimportant issue compared to our other problems.

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  • There's no point in arguing over something so unimportant.
  • These facts are unimportant in themselves , but if you put them together, they are more significant.
  • Don't get too preoccupied with unimportant details.
  • The education of girls was considered unimportant.
  • This problem is relatively unimportant when you consider other issues.

(Definition of “unimportant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unimportant" in American English

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us /ˌʌn·ɪmˈpɔr·tənt/

not important:

The money we lost is relatively unimportant, but the emotional stress of being robbed is hard to get over.

(Definition of “unimportant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)