Negligible is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of negligible, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
EXAMPLES - Negligible in a Sentence
- Cooper's reward for the killing was described as "negligible" in court. (source)
- For less invasive procedures such as normal dentistry the risk is described as "negligible." (source)
- One 2006 incident resulted in a person exposed to a "negligible" amount of a Level 4 pathogen. (source)
- Having met this requirement, Pistorious describes the risk to ostrich consumers as "negligible". (source)
- Considering how close the delegate contest is nationally, perhaps the word "negligible" is ill-chosen. (source)
- But a select few species are seemingly immune from aging itself, a phenomenon known as negligible senescence. (source)
- In Canada, Italy, Japan and the U.K., enforcement remains "negligible," the anti-corruption organization says. (source)
- Mr. Hesse said Sprint so far has seen "negligible" numbers of higher-paying users switching to the $50 Boost plan. (source)
- Woe to the reputation for political sagacity of the gentleman who had used the words "negligible" and "monumental farce"! (source)
- Huffington Post executives tend to dismiss the Daily Beast's challenge and describe their rival's traffic as "negligible". (source)
- The actual cost to the industry has been found to be practically negligible, meaning that your text message markup is significant: (source)
- Sen. Jeff Sessions R-Ala. told reporters on Capitol Hill that the bill would reduce the deficit by only a "negligible" $300 billion. (source)
- As usual they had made a faulty manoeuvre, having considered certain decimal fractions of the transition calculations to be 'negligible'. (source)
- He wrote that the release of 8 million tonnes of methane a year was "negligible" compared to global emissions of about 440 million tonnes. (source)
- The nonpartisan CBO found it would have a "negligible" impact on jobs by 2011 and hurt economic growth and prosperity over the next decade. (source)
- Professor Lewontin's prediction that we would have reached today's "negligible" mortality by 1970 without chemotherapy puzzles me, and I doubt it. (source)
- In the meantime Jawitz chief executive, Herschel Jawitz, said the rate increase would have a "negligible" effect on the residential property market. (source)
- Registering a domain name is fairly cheap, while ongoing maintenance and overheads are negligible, which is also reassuring to any prospective buyer. (source)
- Those that we've consolidated are closed, in general, were long-term negligible producers of either a return on capital or any type of operating profit. (source)
- The contribution of high networth individuals in the fund is expected to be negligible, which is traditional in corporate private equity funds such as this. (source)
- For the purposes of English history his chronicles are entirely negligible, which is the reason why they have been allowed to remain unpublished and in oblivion. (source)
- In fact Mac's market share in China is "negligible", and a 2003 survey found only 14% of Chinese University students to be sexually active, compared to 77.6% in the US. (source)
- Understandably, I try to exclude additional radiation exposure from my list of thrill-seeking activities, no matter how "negligible" the negligible doses are supposed to be. (source)
- And last week the Interior Department issued its long-awaited regulatory study, mostly finding "negligible" environmental impact -- apart from a "moderate" impact on the scenery. (source)
- Fairplay's prophecy of "negligible" was an exaggeration, and one gentleman who had rashly predicted that Mr. Crewe would get twenty delegates out of a thousand hid himself for shame. (source)
- But BNF said in a document issued during the visit of one of its nuclear waste transport ships to Cape Town in April last year that the effects of such a scenario would be "negligible". (source)
- Officials tell us that the amount of anthrax found in the mail was what they call negligible, that it actualy required two tests to even find it, so they don't think it's a large amount. (source)
- But the A Whale recovered "negligible" oil over a 24-hour test period, where 590 smaller skimmers removed more than 25,551 barrels of oil water and recovered 12,800 barrels at the source. (source)
- Mr. Jordan said any unfavorable impact on Swiss economic growth would be "negligible," and that the commission calculates a "positive, permanent" net effect on Swiss gross domestic product. (source)
- Babcock said that nothing or a "negligible" amount will be left for holders of the company's subordinated debt, and it reiterated that shareholders will be left with nothing in the restructuring. (source)
- GM Chief Addresses Axle Strike, Global Warming General Motors Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said a labor strike against a major supplier has had a "negligible" impact on the auto maker's retail sales. (source)
- Equally unjustifiable is Taruskin's hasty dismissal as "negligible" the chromatic experimentation on instruments contemporary with the similar experiments in the madrigals of Marenzio and Carlo Gesualdo. (source)
- General Motors Corp. Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said the strike has had a "negligible" impact on the auto maker's retail sales but that the action will affect the company's first-quarter financial results. (source)
- Mr. Luthi said he sees no reason to postpone the sale, because his agency has already conferred with the Fish and Wildlife Service and been advised that opening the Chukchi to drilling would have a "negligible" impact on the bears. (source)
- A Gingrich spokesman said that what his boss meant to say is that this redistribution has a "negligible" effect on global food costs, especially compared to "higher fuel and energy prices and rampant speculation in the commodities markets." (source)
- So the revenue that we've got from Bluesocket this quarter, because it will be closed and where we were just trying to get the -- to make sure that the supply chain was in place and things, I would characterize as negligible, really not meaningful. (source)
- The hidden hand of the real estate market has been debased to "pent up demand" yet when population growth in the city can best be described as negligible over the last decade pent up demand can hardly begin to explain what is driving prices upwards. (source)
- Experiments conducted by the 709th in February 1945 indicated that poured concrete did not stop bazookas from penetrating the armor plate, but that it did re - duce the splash of molten steel inside the tank caused by the warhead to "negligible" proportions. (source)
- But he insisted that Politkovskaya's influence inside Russia was no more than "negligible" and that "Politkovskaya's murder has caused much more damage to the current authorities [in Moscow], and to the Chechen authorities in particular, than her reporting did." (source)
- "We believe a portfolio tiered toward lower-rated/higher-yielding issuers will likely outperform," the analysts wrote, based on expectations of accelerating economic growth, a rising stock market and "negligible" risk that corporate default rates will grow in 2011. (source)
- Oil prices are also finding support in the International Energy Agency's near-term outlook projecting a tightening oil market in the next five years, with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries holding "negligible" spare capacity and "minimal" non-OPEC supply growth by 2013. (source)
- Over the subsequent three years, the university has claimed that it did not have to supply the data because it would be too time-consuming; because the data does not amount to environmental information; because the research is unfinished; because the data is private property, commercially confidential and of "negligible" public interest - and because Keenan would not understand them. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 37.0, which suggests that "negligible" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 15 synonyms for negligible.
imperceptible, inconsequential, minor, minute, off, outside, petty, remote, slender, slight, slim, small, trifling, trivial, unimportant
We have 6 antonyms for negligible.
big, important, major, significant, useful, worthwhile
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of negligible from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Not significant or important enough to be worth considering; trifling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Able to be ignored or excluded from consideration; too small or unimportant to be of concern.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) That may be neglected, disregarded, or left out of consideration; too small or unimportant to be worthy of notice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Capable or admitting of being neglected or disregarded; neglectable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
- (adjective) not worth considering