insignificance insignificance  /ˌɪn sɪɡ ˈnjɪ fɪ kəns/


  • (n) the quality of having little or no significance


  1. They fade into insignificance before those of Dictator Gomez.
  2. It brought back to mind Filipinos' own suffering under Ferdinand Marcos, which pales into trite insignificance before what the Russian people endured.
  3. Now I realize that my lack of entitlement broadcast my insignificance.


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    The £370m public spending cuts planned by Stormont for next year will “pale into insignificance” compared to what's coming next, a senior economist has warned. And the looming reductions could even add up to a further £1bn over just three years.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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  1. This is what Lincoln said, "Fellow citizens we cannot escape history, we of this congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves, no personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial...
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: Ventura County Star (subscription)

  2. Last week Foreign Secretary David Miliband told MPs in the Commons that two US rendition flights transporting terrorist suspects had landed on UK soil, but Mr Griffin will claim this "pales into insignificance" to the actions of British forces.
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: David Miliband Source: Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph

  3. "Primarily, it's the size of the budgets," Bertrand said, when asked about Australia's absence. "We won the America's Cup on a $5 million budget, which pales into insignificance compared to the budgets now. Before the financial meltdown, some...
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: John Bertrand Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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