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nominal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of nominal

  1. 1 being something in name or form only <he was the nominal head of state—everyone knew the country was actually run by one of his advisers> Synonyms formal, paper, titular Related Words so-called; phantom, virtual; apparent, assumed, evident, ostensible, presumed, seeming, supposed Near Antonyms actual, real, true

  2. 2 so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention <when you pay $400 for an airline ticket, a ticketing fee of five dollars seems nominal> Synonyms chicken, de minimis, footling, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, measly, Mickey Mouse, minute, niggling, no-account, negligible, paltry, peanut, petty, picayune, piddling, piddly, piffling, pimping, slight, trifling, trivialRelated Words inferior, mean; imperceptible, inappreciable; little, puny, tiny; hairsplitting, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling; one-horse, small-fry, two-bitNear Antonyms serious, substantial, weighty; eventful, momentous, pivotal; conspicuous, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, striking; appreciable, discernible (also discernable), measurableAntonyms big, consequential, considerable, important, material, significant




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