Inconsiderable
Inconsiderable In`con*sid"er*a*ble, a. Not considerable; unworthy of consideration or notice; unimportant; small; trivial; as, an inconsiderable distance; an inconsiderable quantity, degree, value, or sum. ``The baser scum and inconsiderable dregs of Rome.'' --Stepney. -- {In`con*sid"er*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {In`con*sid"er*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • inconsiderable — (adj.) 1590s, from Fr. inconsidérable (16c.), from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + considérable (see CONSIDERABLE (Cf. considerable)). Related: Inconsiderably …   Etymology dictionary

  • inconsiderable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ small in size, amount, extent, etc.: a not inconsiderable number …   English terms dictionary

  • inconsiderable — I adjective beneath notice, exiguus, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, insignificant, insubstantial, irrelevant, levis, meager, mean, minor, minute, modest, negligible, nominal, nonessential, not worth considering, not worthy of notice …   Law dictionary

  • inconsiderable — [in΄kən sid′ər ə bəl] adj. not worth consideration; unimportant; trivial; small inconsiderableness n. inconsiderably adv …   English World dictionary

  • inconsiderable — [[t]ɪ̱nkənsɪ̱dərəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: with neg, usu ADJ n (emphasis) If you describe an amount or quality as not inconsiderable, you are emphasizing that it is, in fact, large or present to a large degree. The production costs are a not inconsiderable …   English dictionary

  • inconsiderable — in|con|sid|er|a|ble [ˌınkənˈsıdərəbəl] adj not inconsiderable formal used to emphasize that something is large or important = ↑considerable ▪ He has built up a not inconsiderable business empire …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inconsiderable — in|con|sid|er|a|ble [ ,ınkən sıdərəbl ] adjective FORMAL small or unimportant: INSIGNIFICANT: not inconsiderable: a not inconsiderable sum of money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inconsiderable — adjective not inconsiderable formal fairly large or important: He has built up a not inconsiderable business empire …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inconsiderable — UK [ˌɪnkənˈsɪdərəb(ə)l] / US adjective formal small, or unimportant not inconsiderable: a not inconsiderable sum of money …   English dictionary

  • inconsiderable — adjective Etymology: French, from in + considerable considerable, from Medieval Latin considerabilis Date: 1637 not considerable ; slight, trivial < the cost was not inconsiderable > • inconsiderableness noun • inconsiderably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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