inconsiderable

adjective
in·con·sid·er·able | \ˌin-kən-ˈsi-dər-(ə-)bəl, -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, -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

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The expense of whole fruit is also not inconsiderable. Markham Heid, Time, "Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?," 6 June 2018 As operations have evolved, the workforce has declined to a not inconsiderable 5,000 daily personnel. William Steel, Ars Technica, "Remediating Fukushima—“When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics”," 11 May 2018 Throughout the first act, Mr. Norris and Mr. Greif pull off the not inconsiderable feat of keeping us fully, even breathlessly engaged, without presenting a single character who entirely captures our sympathies. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: A Boisterous ‘Low Road’ Finds the Potholes in Capitalism," 7 Mar. 2018 The enjoyability of The Burning Girl, while not inconsiderable, is a function of its familiarity. Laura Miller, Slate Magazine, "Two new novels approach the pleasures and perils of female friendship in strikingly different ways.," 20 Sep. 2017 Despite featuring for an inconsiderable amount of time, Vidal managed to score Barcelona's third in El Clasico, putting the Catalans fourteen points above Real Madrid, and nine clear of los Colchoneros. SI.com, "Sevilla Favourites to Re-Sign Barca Defender Vidal After Failing to Establish Himself at Camp Nou," 27 Dec. 2017 No doubt, there was the not inconsiderable challenge of turning a television piece into a print piece for a magazine whose strength is exactly the nuance and depth that can be incompatible with the structures of TV. James Warren, vanityfair.com, "How Badly Did NBC News Blow the Weinstein Story?," 13 Oct. 2017 No doubt, there was the not inconsiderable challenge of turning a television piece into a print piece for a magazine whose strength is exactly the nuance and depth that can be incompatible with the structures of TV. James Warren, The Hive, "How Badly Did NBC News Blow the Weinstein Story?," 13 Oct. 2017 Price was paying only for his own seat—a not inconsiderable $52,000 or so, but well short of the more than $400,000 the flights had cost. David A. Graham, The Atlantic, "Tom Price Flies Off Into the Sunset," 29 Sep. 2017

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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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inconsiderable

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English Language Learners Definition of inconsiderable

: not large enough in size or amount to be considered important

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