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insignificance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insignificance  \In`sig*nif"i*cance\,  n. 
  1.  The  condition  or  quality  of  being  insignificant;  want  of 
  significance,  sense  or  meaning;  as  the  insignificance  of 
  words  or  phrases. 
 
  2.  Want  of  force  or  effect;  unimportance;  pettiness; 
  inefficacy;  as  the  insignificance  of  human  art. 
 
  3.  Want  of  claim  to  consideration  or  notice;  want  of 
  influence  or  standing;  meanness. 
 
  Reduce  him  from  being  the  first  person  in  the 
  nation,  to  a  state  of  insignificance.  --Beattie. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insignificance 
  n  :  the  quality  of  having  little  or  no  significance  [ant:  {significance}] 




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