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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insignificant  \In`sig*nif"i*cant\,  a. 
  1.  Not  significant;  void  of  signification,  sense  or  import; 
  meaningless;  as  insignificant  words 
 
  2.  Having  no  weight  or  effect;  answering  no  purpose; 
  unimportant;  valueless;  futile. 
 
  Laws  must  be  insignificant  without  the  sanction  of 
  rewards  and  punishments.  --Bp.  Wilkins. 
 
  3.  Without  weight  of  character  or  social  standing;  mean 
  contemptible;  as  an  insignificant  person. 
 
  Syn:  Unimportant;  immaterial;  inconsiderable;  small 
  inferior;  trivial;  mean  contemptible. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insignificant 
  adj  1:  not  large  enough  to  consider  or  notice  [syn:  {trivial}] 
  2:  not  worthy  of  notice  [syn:  {undistinguished}] 
  3:  signifying  nothing;  "insignificant  sounds";  "his 
  response...is  picayune  and  unmeaning"-  R.B.  Pearsall  [syn: 
  {unmeaning}] 
  4:  of  little  importance  or  influence  or  power;  of  minor  status; 
  "a  minor,  insignificant  bureaucrat";  "the  little  man"; 
  "peanut  politicians";  "a  crowd  of  small  writers  had  vainly 
  attempted  to  rival  Addison"-  Macaulay  [syn:  {little},  {peanut}, 
  {small}] 
  5:  not  important  or  noteworthy  [syn:  {unimportant}]  [ant:  {significant}] 




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