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

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Other Words from unimportant

unimportantly adverb

Examples of unimportant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contrary to the experts’ expectations, SDRs have proven to be unimportant in that respect. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 16 July 2021 This can result in current clients feeling unimportant. Doug C. Brown, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Nothing important, nothing unimportant, nothing invented to create clicks for NFL.com. Jim Souhan, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 Some may look at this list and see aspects of work environments that are unimportant and irrelevant to good work. Megan Martin, Forbes, 28 May 2021 The unimportant and inconsequential have retreated silently into the sidelines of our existence. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Mar. 2021 But by the time Ireland cut its corporate tax rate to 12.5% in 1999, there were a growing number of international businesses that didn’t need the raw materials Ireland lacked, and for which proximity to customers was unimportant. Paul Hannon, WSJ, 12 June 2021 This is not to say that the character strengths at the bottom of the list are unimportant. Mark Travers, Forbes, 30 May 2021 But whether the future of prevention is a better condom, a new device or an STI vaccine is unimportant. Ina Park, Scientific American, 31 May 2021

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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 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unimportant

: not important


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

Kids Definition of unimportant

: not important unimportant details

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