Adjective "Negligible" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


So small or unimportant as to be not worth considering; insignificant.
  1. 'Some consider this of negligible importance, but sound evidence exists to the contrary.'
  2. 'This is common sense really, but I have no doubt that the chances of it being adopted are negligible due to cost.'
  3. 'A modest or negligible rise in labor costs will not have a major effect on inflation, he said.'
  4. 'The proposed route would divert a negligible amount of traffic from the city.'
  5. 'The amount of crime reported to us is negligible, although for anyone who suffers it's one crime too many.'
  6. 'Even more foolishly, I assumed that the cost of keeping track of guns would be negligible.'
  7. 'Telephone networks are digital, and the marginal cost of providing a call is negligible.'
  8. 'I chose not to point out the negligible cost of such an economic crime to them, but continued to grovel for clemency.'
  9. 'A spokesman for the county council said only one sign was to be moved at a negligible cost.'
  10. 'Instead, it allocates a negligible amount for the maintenance and upkeep of the zoos.'


1. so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded: The extra expenses were negligible.

More examples(as adjective)

"borrowings can be negligible on dates."

"growths can be negligible over months."

"trades can be negligible in/at/on todays."

"trades can be negligible for years."

"results can be negligible as results."

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Early 19th century: from obsolete French, from négliger ‘to neglect’.