un·​im·​por·​tant | \ ˌən-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊnt How to pronounce unimportant (audio) , especially Southern US and New England -tənt, -dənt \

Definition of unimportant

: lacking in importance : not important : minor, trivial unimportant details a relatively unimportant problem

Other Words from unimportant

unimportantly adverb

Examples of unimportant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The word floccinaucinihilipilification is the act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant or of having no value. Isabelle Sarraf, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 The absence of inclusivity has translated into a feeling of being unimportant and uncatered for, says Cox. Maggie Zhou, refinery29.com, 11 May 2022 That may sound unimportant but Albertson’s, the second largest grocer in the U.S., has already signed up for it and other big grocers are in discussions. Richard Kestenbaum, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Campbell, who is Black, said families drowning in grief want honest answers and assurances; the race of the person providing that information is unimportant. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2022 Taiwanese officials facing the sanctions have largely hand-waved the gesture as pointless or unimportant. Fox News, 16 Aug. 2022 The reveals were too random and potentially unimportant in the past versions. Brian Mazique, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Guantánamo Bay is mostly unimportant for the editors, bookers, and producers who make decisions in newsrooms and television and radio studios around the country. Jordan Michael Smith, The New Republic, 6 July 2022 Passing seemed wholly unimportant in comparison to my fear for my basic human rights. refinery29.com, 1 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unimportant

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Unimportant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimportant. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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un·​im·​por·​tant | \ ˌən-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊnt \

Kids Definition of unimportant

: not important unimportant details

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Nglish: Translation of unimportant for Spanish Speakers


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