in·​con·​sid·​er·​able | \ ˌin-kən-ˈsi-dər-(ə-)bəl How to pronounce inconsiderable (audio) , -ˈsi-drə-bəl \

Definition of inconsiderable

: not considerable : slight, trivial the cost was not inconsiderable

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Other Words from inconsiderable

inconsiderableness noun
inconsiderably \ ˌin-​kən-​ˈsi-​dər-​(ə-​)blē How to pronounce inconsiderable (audio) , -​ˈsi-​drə-​bəl \ adverb

Examples of inconsiderable in a Sentence

the duties of the club's vice president are inconsiderable by any standard an inconsiderable number of complaints about the car seat
Recent Examples on the Web While the loss to studios from these boycotts may not seem inconsiderable (75 percent of 2019’s total box office tops $710 million), Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has downplayed any financial impact. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022 There is a not inconsiderable amount of overlap between members of the two academies that are based on opposite sides of the pond. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Jan. 2022 Legally, financial crimes are notoriously difficult to prosecute successfully, so there is a not-inconsiderable chance that the charges could fail in court. Joel Mathis, The Week, 30 June 2021 Those are not inconsiderable bases on which to claim political legitimacy. Noah Millman, The Week, 17 Aug. 2021 That such a singular and delicate thing has survived, even thrived, in the roiling seas of television is a seemingly small but not inconsiderable mercy. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2021 And there is also this not inconsiderable benefit: people speak of incompetent writers, but never of incompetent readers. Wisława Szymborska, The New York Review of Books, 3 Aug. 2021 Most of his career moves were initiated about six decades ago by Andy Warhol, who had the not inconsiderable advantage of being great. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 8 Mar. 2021 The country’s public banks are a not-inconsiderable part of the problem, according to work by Daehee Jeong, an economist at the Korea Development Institute. Mike Bird, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of inconsiderable

1637, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inconsiderable

French, from in- + considerable considerable, from Medieval Latin considerabilis

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24 Apr 2022

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“Inconsiderable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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