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[ UK /ˌɪnsɪɡnˈɪfɪkəns/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnsɪɡˈnjɪfɪkəns/ ]
  1. the quality of having little or no significance
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How To Use insignificance In A Sentence

  • But there is still, after so many years of doing this, also a sense of my own smallness, standing in the waves under the stars, casting and hoping, and like surfmen everywhere, ultimately facing the ocean in solitary insignificance. The Call of the Surf
  • He would be both ashamed and afraid to bring forward, for the most distinguished or lucrative stations, candidates who had no other merit than that of coming from the same State to which he particularly belonged, or of being in some way or other personally allied to him, or of possessing the necessary insignificance and pliancy to render them the obsequious instruments of his pleasure. The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan’s Memos for Justice Marshall
  • In the presence of their representation of the timelessness of the two sexes in their experienced identity, all the proprieties, conventions, ideals and virtues of the court fell into insignificance.
  • There are other hazards - collapsing ceilings, backdrafts, pools of oil, sudden explosions, exposed wiring, annoying little cleaning droids - but they all pale into insignificance next to the burning building around you.
  • Also, standing beside the life-sized model of Angus, my ampleness paled into insignificance.
  • Indeed, the problem of neglect or insignificance evaporates in a situation in which, in spite of the vast numbers writing (800 to 1,000 books of poetry are published in the United States per year; thousands of other poets publish in journals and quarterlies), we have no minor poets. On Poetry « Gerry Canavan
  • But this only proves that while thousands and tens of thousands of their fellow beings spent their lives in insignificance, for want of a definite object to live for, these men, having an _object_ before them, _accomplished_ something. The Young Man's Guide
  • It is this approach that makes other defensive sides of the past pale into insignificance. The Sun
  • It is this approach that makes other defensive sides of the past pale into insignificance. The Sun
  • In the conference call an healthy and pleasant man masterpiece celestite hazily hayfield an art confidence in his headband as piratically of his insignificance. Rational Review
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