inconsiderable

adjective
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 inconsiderably (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 As head chemist at the Agriculture Department, Wiley was able to offer them $5 a month, which wasn’t an inconsiderable sum for someone on a government salary, and free food—as suspect as said food might be. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘The Poison Squad’ Review: A Spoonful of Borax Helps the Rancid Meat Go Down," 23 Jan. 2020 But industry figures argue that some responsibility must also lie with the submission platforms themselves, especially FilmFreeway — which makes a not-inconsiderable 8.5 percent commission on each admission fee. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, ""People Can Be Exploited": How Below-the-Radar Film Festivals Prey on Struggling Moviemakers," 31 Oct. 2019 To a not inconsiderable number of pundits, an obvious answer was taking shape, just a few weeks into Biden’s candidacy. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Night of the Mad Moderates," 16 Oct. 2019 Tierney missed long periods of last season through injury, and a number of potential Premier League suitors may be put off by the prospect of spending a not inconsiderable amount of money on a player with his history. SI.com, "Arsenal Left-Back Target Set for Eight Weeks Sidelined With Agonising Injury Problems," 4 Aug. 2019 In June, the increase prompted Mr Salvini to talk of building a wall (the frontier is, however, a not inconsiderable 230km, or 140 miles, long). The Economist, "Migrant arrivals in Italy have tumbled," 8 Aug. 2019 In addition to the not inconsiderable technical challenge of building a successful rocket, Beck also sees plenty of range issues. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Lots of losers in small launch, Air Force award, Red (Bull) Mars," 7 Sep. 2018 People’s livelihoods are at stake here, especially when a not inconsiderable portion of said livelihood involves writing about you once a week! Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, Sept. 21 Edition," 21 Sep. 2018 The expense of whole fruit is also not inconsiderable. Markham Heid, Time, "Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?," 6 June 2018

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inconsiderable. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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inconsiderable

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English Language Learners Definition of inconsiderable

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

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