un·​im·​por·​tant ˌən-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊnt How to pronounce unimportant (audio)
 especially Southern US and New England  -tənt,
: lacking in importance : not important : minor, trivial
unimportant details
a relatively unimportant problem
unimportantly adverb

Examples of unimportant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although this meeting impacted all our livelihoods—my agency to sell ad campaigns and their practice to sell Botox, eye-lifts, and nose-jobs—everyone understood that a sales pitch about the importance of ‘beauty’ was suddenly unimportant. Todd Nordstrom, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Whether this is realistic or wish fulfillment is unimportant. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 That’s true in many important senses, but also in plenty of unimportant ones, and the urge to make order and meaning doesn’t necessarily select for relevance. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 19 Jan. 2024 Whether Jones would get the half-sack needed to claim the bonus was one of the few storylines worth watching in a mostly unimportant game. Dan Greenspan, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2024 The inconsistency is unimportant, and an extended apology really would make things worse. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2024 For many Western observers, what concerns Russia’s 140 million people is unimportant. Aleksei Miniailo, Foreign Affairs, 28 Dec. 2023 Strategic incompetence is not necessarily a conscious choice so much as a reflexive rejection of activity that feels unrewarding and unimportant. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023 Seemingly unimportant shortcuts and substitutions had eroded the quality that Mi Cocina had prided itself in. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 16 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unimportant was in 1750

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“Unimportant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimportant. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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