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- negligeable (archaic)
From negligence/negligent + -ible, as if from New Latin *negligibilis, from Latin neglegō (“I neglect”) + -ibilis (“-ible”).
negligible (comparative more negligible, superlative most negligible)
- Able to be neglected, ignored or excluded from consideration; too small or unimportant to be of concern.
- We found errors, but their effects were negligible.
- 2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, in BBC Sport:
- Mario Balotelli replaced Tevez but his contribution was so negligible that he suffered the indignity of being substituted himself as time ran out, a development that encapsulated a wretched 90 minutes for City and boss Roberto Mancini.
- See also Thesaurus:tiny
able to be ignored or excluded
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “negligible”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
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