Insignificant and Substantial


Insignificant adjective - Lacking importance.
Usage example: an insignificant detail that we can safely ignore


Substantial adjective - Having great meaning or lasting effect.
Usage example: substantial changes to the school dress code that made a lot of people unhappy

Insignificant is an antonym for substantial in topics: rich, material, important.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Nuclear Weapons For smaller nukes, especially rather small tactical devices, immediate radiation accounts for much more of the damage they inflict than the (still very substantial) explosive effects, although delayed radiation from fallout is insignificant.
  • Do with Him as You Will The fatal element of this is that part of Blackfire's creed that he hammered into the heads of his kidnapped followers was that their substantial suffering was insignificant in the greater scheme of things.
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