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adjective as in borderline; slight

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Some of the folks arguing against the change said that this disastrous year of pandemic-style school is the wrong time to prioritize more days off, after F’s skyrocketed and learning has been marginal.

Even if life had originated only on Earth, it need not remain a marginal, trivial feature of the cosmos.

Beckmann encourages injured athletes to keep in mind that marginal differences in body weight are typical across a season for most people, and similar to a postseason break, your body will normalize once you’ve returned to full training.

In hindsight, we should’ve communicated this in our snowfall map, something we’ll try to do next time when temperatures are marginal for accumulation.

These objects that general relativity predicted, that were mathematical curiosities, became real, then they were marginal.

Both are considered marginal figures in the House GOP caucus and have no real base of support for their respective bids.

Dynamism is increasingly driven not by economies of scale but by competitively driven marginal improvements.

The play of Sunday, the play of being angels in the choir, is not just a peripheral secondary marginal realm of activity.

Coping with drought and marginal soils was a continual struggle.

And those who are—like Pat Buchanan—are more marginal figures than ever.

This section is not expressly confined to wandering persons, but the marginal note confines it to the "occasional poor."

Postmarginal vein a little longer than the slender, curved stigmal, about a third the length of the marginal.

The marginal reading, "Strike thee with six plagues" or "draw thee back with a hook of six teeth" is incorrect.

He made frequent marginal notes along the pages of the world's moral history—notes not always quotable in the family circle.

The only change made here is the placing of Aubreys marginal notes among the footnotes: the spelling is Aubreys spelling.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to marginal, such as: insignificant, minimal, minor, negligible, bordering, and low.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.