1. unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
  2. too small to be important: an insignificant sum.
  3. of no consequence, influence, or distinction: a minor, insignificant bureaucrat.
  4. without weight of character; contemptible: an insignificant fellow.
  5. without meaning; meaningless: insignificant sounds.


  1. a word, thing, or person without significance.


  1. having little or no importance; trifling
  2. almost or relatively meaningless
  3. small or inadequatean insignificant wage
  4. not distinctive in character, etc

1650s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + significant. Related: Insignificantly.

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