insignificance

[ in-sig-nif-i-kuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF insignificance
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Ah, they are of their insignificance so loftily unconscious.

She took her insignificance, the absence of any soft emotion, quite calmly.

His first impression of his tutor was one of insignificance.

Meditate upon it, and on the insignificance and evanescence of human life.

Thus the great adventure of Redon dwindled to insignificance.

All else has faded into insignificance before the necessity of raising cotton.

I stood for a while as if rooted to the spot, overwhelmed by my insignificance.

Compared with her, all other women paled into insignificance.

He had descended to the lowest stage of drunkenness and insignificance.

Never in all his life had Tom felt his own insignificance as he did now.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, from insignificant + -ance. Related: Insignificancy (1650s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INSIGNIFICANCE

feebleness

nounlack of strength; ineffectiveness
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