negligible :

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  • s  so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
    the effect was negligible
  • s  not worth considering

  • The stultifying Roman Catholic Church, the corrupt Duplessis government and the negligible artistic community made creative life virtually impossible.
  • You can't replace the battery, but its replacement cost will be negligible, especially after that period.
  • And yes, Antarctica, with negligible annual rainfall, is considered a desert.
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  • Bill McCollum in The Associated Press
    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...
  • Gordon Brown in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Alice Rivlin in Channel News Asia
    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... Amy Winehouse Newstrack India (blog) Jul 11, 2008 67040 89205 negociate Fiscally conservative Democrats, and I am one, would be more likely to negociate a smaller amount," said Rivlin.

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