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synonyms for marginal

  • insignificant
  • minimal
  • minor
  • negligible
  • bordering
  • low
  • on the edge
  • peripheral
  • rimming
  • small
  • verging
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antonyms for marginal

MOST RELEVANT
  • important
  • major
  • significant
  • central
  • core
  • interior
  • internal
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How to use marginal in a sentence

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.
NOT EVERY STUDENT IS CHRISTIAN. SO WHY DON’T ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS RECOGNIZE THAT?PETULA DVORAKMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even if life had originated only on Earth, it need not remain a marginal, trivial feature of the cosmos.
IF ALIENS EXIST, HERE’S HOW WE’LL FIND THEM - ISSUE 97: WONDERMARTIN REES & MARIO LIVIOFEBRUARY 24, 2021NAUTILUS
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.
HOW TO EAT WHEN YOU’RE INJUREDBECKY WADEFEBRUARY 17, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
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.
AFTER SUNDAY’S SLUSH FEST, ANOTHER WINTER STORM THREATENS BY WEDNESDAY NIGHTJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These objects that general relativity predicted, that were mathematical curiosities, became real, then they were marginal.
EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF GENERAL RELATIVITY UNVEILED A DYNAMIC AND BIZARRE COSMOSELIZABETH QUILLFEBRUARY 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
This section is not expressly confined to wandering persons, but the marginal note confines it to the "occasional poor."
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
Postmarginal vein a little longer than the slender, curved stigmal, about a third the length of the marginal.
JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY, MARCH 1917VARIOUS
The marginal reading, "Strike thee with six plagues" or "draw thee back with a hook of six teeth" is incorrect.
THE PROPHET EZEKIELARNO C. GAEBELEIN
He made frequent marginal notes along the pages of the world's moral history—notes not always quotable in the family circle.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The only change made here is the placing of Aubreys marginal notes among the footnotes: the spelling is Aubreys spelling.
BALLADS OF MYSTERY AND MIRACLE AND FYTTES OF MIRTHFRANK SIDGWICK
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WORDS RELATED TO MARGINAL

  • ambiguous
  • ambivalent
  • doubtful
  • dubitable
  • equivocal
  • indecisive
  • indefinite
  • indeterminate
  • marginal
  • open
  • problematic
  • uncertain
  • unclassifiable
  • unclear
  • undecided
  • unsettled
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