American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Too small or unimportant to merit attention or consideration; trivial.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not considerable; not worthy of consideration or notice; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; small.
- Synonyms Petty, slight, trifling, immaterial.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not considerable; unworthy of consideration or notice; unimportant; small; trivial.
- adj. too small or unimportant to merit attention
- in- + considerable (Wiktionary)
“The profits of £3 per year may have seemed "inconsiderable" to the report's author, but such earnings would have made a substantial contribution to a laboring family's income and may have been the only cash income earned by the family (see Chapter 2, n.”
“inconsiderable," and the bay had been cleared of ice, but on the 20th of February the cold was very great.”
“But the Man of Sorrows motif represents no slight and inconsiderable tributary of the mainstream, and if the new exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art can draw our attention to that fact, it will have served its purpose well.”
“They have enterpeneurial skills to rival those of the Israelis which are not inconsiderable and would be that much greater if the defence budget were not such a burden.”
“For most of Disc-Overy, Tinie Tempah pulls off the not-inconsiderable feat of being funny while still suggesting you take him seriously.”
“Private collectors often reminisce of the days they picked up six bottles of 1982 Le Pin at under €20 a bottle, back then not an inconsiderable amount to pay for a relatively unknown wine.”
“This system would be more sail and less anchor, as you acknowledge, a not inconsiderable drawback.”
“Jean-Henri Riesener was ebeniste (cabinetmaker) to Louis XVI, pupil of the great Oeben (maker of Louis XV's desk), and the man considered the greatest of his trade, among not inconsiderable competition, in the last quarter of the 18th century.”
“All proceeds from these auctions go to help offset the not inconsiderable expense of attending Readercon 21 next month.”
“These costs are not inconsiderable, which might seem especially odd given that the con is just up the road from Providence, in Burlington, Massachusetts (about an hour's drive).”
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