Insignificant
Insignificant In`sig*nif"i*cant, a. 1. Not significant; void of signification, sense, or import; meaningless; as, insignificant words. [1913 Webster]

2. Having no weight or effect; answering no purpose; unimportant; valueless; futile. [1913 Webster]

Laws must be insignificant without the sanction of rewards and punishments. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster]

3. Without weight of character or social standing; mean; contemptible; as, an insignificant person.

Syn: Unimportant; immaterial; inconsiderable; small; inferior; trivial; mean; contemptible. [1913 Webster]


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