[ in-sig-nif-i-kuhnt ]
/ ˌɪn sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt /


unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
too small to be important: an insignificant sum.
of no consequence, influence, or distinction: a minor, insignificant bureaucrat.
without weight of character; contemptible: an insignificant fellow.
without meaning; meaningless: insignificant sounds.


a word, thing, or person without significance.

Origin of insignificant

First recorded in 1620–30; in-3 + significant

OTHER WORDS FROM insignificant

in·sig·nif·i·cant·ly, adverb

Example sentences from the Web for insignificant

British Dictionary definitions for insignificant

/ (ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt) /


having little or no importance; trifling
almost or relatively meaningless
small or inadequate an insignificant wage
not distinctive in character, etc

Derived forms of insignificant

insignificance or insignificancy, noun insignificantly, adverb