insignificante


insignificante
adj.
insignificant.
f. & m.
insignificant person.
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insignificante
adjetivo
1 insignificant
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adj.
insignificant
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ADJ [asunto, cantidad, detalle, accidente] insignificant, trivial; [persona] insignificant
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adjetivo <asunto/detalle/suma> insignificant, trivial, trifling (before n); <objeto/regalo> small; <persona> insignificant
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= insignificant, petty [pettier -comp., pettiest -sup.], trivial, two-bit, menial, trifling, of no consequence, a bit of a fluff, fluff, light hearted [light-hearted/lighhearted], paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.].
Ex. Most commercial abstracting services rely upon the refereeing procedure applied to the original document in order to eliminate insignificant and inaccurate submissions.
Ex. It may seem petty to distinguish between the plural and singular form, and therefore unnecessary to include both forms in the index.
Ex. A further problem is the fact that place names may appear in a trivial context.
Ex. When he was younger he really turned the library around, from a backwater, two-bit operation to the respected institution it is today.
Ex. The librarians too often fall prey to laziness by refusing to perform less academic and more menial tasks = Con demasiada frecuencia los bibliotecas son víctimas de la pereza negándose a realizar tareas más insignificantes y menos académicas.
Ex. But to employ a professional librarian on a case where the intellectual content is trifling and the clerical labour massive is as unreasonable as to call in a detective to trace a pair of mislaid spectacles = Aunque contratar a un bibliotecario para un trabajo donde el contenido intelectual es insignificante y el trabajo administrativo enorme es tan poco razonable como llamar a un detective para buscar unas gafas extraviadas.
Ex. Don't waste your time on this mean-spirited little film of no consequence.
Ex. A bit of a fluff episode, but it shows just how naive these boys can be.
Ex. Drama is, bottom line, seen as a fluff subject by many people.
Ex. Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
Ex. And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
Ex. Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still 'measly'.
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* algo insignificante = just a little dot.
* asunto insignificante = matter of no consequence.
* cuestión insignificante = matter of no consequence.
* hacer que Algo sea insignificante = make + Nombre + pale by comparison.
* ser insignificante = pale into + insignificance, stick + Algo + on a pin-point, be of no consequence.
* ser insignificante de = be slight in.
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adjetivo <asunto/detalle/suma> insignificant, trivial, trifling (before n); <objeto/regalo> small; <persona> insignificant
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= insignificant, petty [pettier -comp., pettiest -sup.], trivial, two-bit, menial, trifling, of no consequence, a bit of a fluff, fluff, light hearted [light-hearted/lighhearted], paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.].

Ex: Most commercial abstracting services rely upon the refereeing procedure applied to the original document in order to eliminate insignificant and inaccurate submissions.

Ex: It may seem petty to distinguish between the plural and singular form, and therefore unnecessary to include both forms in the index.
Ex: A further problem is the fact that place names may appear in a trivial context.
Ex: When he was younger he really turned the library around, from a backwater, two-bit operation to the respected institution it is today.
Ex: The librarians too often fall prey to laziness by refusing to perform less academic and more menial tasks = Con demasiada frecuencia los bibliotecas son víctimas de la pereza negándose a realizar tareas más insignificantes y menos académicas.
Ex: But to employ a professional librarian on a case where the intellectual content is trifling and the clerical labour massive is as unreasonable as to call in a detective to trace a pair of mislaid spectacles = Aunque contratar a un bibliotecario para un trabajo donde el contenido intelectual es insignificante y el trabajo administrativo enorme es tan poco razonable como llamar a un detective para buscar unas gafas extraviadas.
Ex: Don't waste your time on this mean-spirited little film of no consequence.
Ex: A bit of a fluff episode, but it shows just how naive these boys can be.
Ex: Drama is, bottom line, seen as a fluff subject by many people.
Ex: Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
Ex: And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
Ex: Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still 'measly'.
* algo insignificante = just a little dot.
* asunto insignificante = matter of no consequence.
* cuestión insignificante = matter of no consequence.
* hacer que Algo sea insignificante = make + Nombre + pale by comparison.
* ser insignificante = pale into + insignificance, stick + Algo + on a pin-point, be of no consequence.
* ser insignificante de = be slight in.

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insignificante
adjective
‹asunto/detalle/suma› insignificant, trivial, trifling (before n); ‹objeto/regalo› small; ‹persona› insignificant
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insignificante adjetivo ‹asunto/detalle/sumainsignificant, trivial;
objeto/regalosmall;
personainsignificant
insignificante adjetivo insignificant
'insignificante' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
testimonial
- triste
- chorrada
- inapreciable
- menudencia
- mínimo
- miseria
- pavada
- tontería
English:
fluff
- insignificant
- light
- minute
- negligible
- petty
- pipsqueak
- small
- trifling
- nonentity
- trivial
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insignificante adj
insignificant
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insignificante
adj insignificant
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insignificante adj
: insignificant
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insignificante adj insignificant

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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  • insignificante — adj. 2 g. 1. De muito pouco ou de nenhum valor. 2. Sem importância.   ‣ Etimologia: in + significante …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • insignificante — ► adjetivo 1 Que no merece ser tenido en cuenta por su poca importancia o valor: ■ cometió un error insignificante. SINÓNIMO fútil inapreciable 2 Que es muy pequeño: ■ había un pajarito insignificante en el jardín. SINÓNIMO exiguo * * * …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • insignificante — adj m y f Que no es importante, que no significa nada, que tiene poco o ningún valor, que no es digno de tomarse en cuenta: un error insignificante, desempeñar un papel insignificante personaje insignificante …   Español en México

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  • insignificante — (adj) (Intermedio) que no tiene ningún o poco valor o importancia Ejemplos: Ella desempeña un papel insignificante en la empresa y entonces gana una miseria. Es un detalle insignificante, no vale la pena tomarlo en cuenta. Sinónimos: despreciable …   Español Extremo Basic and Intermediate

  • insignificante — agg. 1. (di persona) privo di interesse, privo di personalità, mediocre, banale, spento, grigio, anonimo, qualunque, scialbo □ (di stile, ecc.) anodino, incolore, inespressivo, piatto CONTR. interessante, autorevole, eminente, affascinante □ (di… …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • insignificante — {{hw}}{{insignificante}}{{/hw}}agg. 1 Che significa poco o nulla. 2 Privo di interesse, di personalità; SIN. Banale …   Enciclopedia di italiano


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