inconsiderable

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

Definition of inconsiderable

  1. :  not considerable :  slight, trivial <the cost was not inconsiderable>

inconsiderableness

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inconsiderably

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Examples of inconsiderable in a sentence

  1. <the duties of the club's vice president are inconsiderable by any standard>

  2. <an inconsiderable number of complaints about the car seat>

Origin and Etymology of inconsiderable

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


First Known Use: 1637



INCONSIDERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

inconsiderable

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

Definition of inconsiderable for English Language Learners

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



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