insignificant etymology

English word insignificant comes from English in-, English significant

Detailed word origin of insignificant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- English (eng) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
significant English (eng) (statistics) Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).. Having a covert or hidden meaning.. Having a noticeable or major effect; notable.. Reasonably large in number or amount.. Signifying something; carrying meaning. That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
insignificant English (eng) Not significant; not important, inconsequential, or having no noticeable effect.. Without meaning; not signifying anything.

Words with the same origin as insignificant

Descendants of in-
immoral impound inappropriate inaudible incapable incomprehensible indispensable inexperienced informal informed inhuman inland insecure insensitive inspector invalid invaluable irrelevant irresistible irresponsible