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
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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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19 Mar 2021

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“Inconsiderable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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