negligible negligible  /ˈnɛɡ lə dʒə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
  2. (adj) not worth considering

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The stultifying Roman Catholic Church, the corrupt Duplessis government and the negligible artistic community made creative life virtually impossible.
  2. You can't replace the battery, but its replacement cost will be negligible, especially after that period.
  3. And yes, Antarctica, with negligible annual rainfall, is considered a desert.

News

  1. State: No negligence by BSDC in Ham case

    The State of Nebraska argued that it was not negligible in its supervision or medical treatment of a former Beatrice State Developmental Center resident who sued center for more than $800,000 following a series of events that nearly caused him to die in 2009.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Beatrice Daily Sun

  2. UPDATE: Petromanas Says Albania's Juban-1 Well Had "Negligible" Hydrocarbons, to Relinquish Blocks; Shares Up 5%

    Petromanas Energy (PMI), near a year low 9 cents, has given an update on its Albanian activities confirming drilling at its Juban-1 Well in Albania has shown negligible levels of hydrocarbon and
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Petromanas Says Albania's Juban-1 Well Had "Negligible" Hydrocarbons, to Relinquish Blocks; Shares Near Yr Lows

    Petromanas Energy (PMI), near a year low 9 cents, has given an update on its Albanian activities confirming drilling at its Juban-1 Well in Albania has shown negligible levels of hydrocarbon and
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "The Supreme Court has long held that an exercise of this power is valid, even if it has a regulatory function, even if the revenue purpose is subsidiary, and even if the moneys raised are 'negligible,'" wrote a team of government lawyers led by...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Bill McCollum Source: The Associated Press

  2. "We have restricted the disease to a limited area of this country," Brown said. "The risk of it spreading out of these areas is low, if not negligible."
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Four or five months ago she was ill - she's not ill now. Certain things won't go away. She has a small amount of emphysema in the top of one of her lungs. It's negligible, but it could lead to something a lot more serious. Anything inhaled into her...
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Amy Winehouse Source: Newstrack India (blog)

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