Antonyms for significance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : sig-nif-i-kuhns
Phonetic Transcription : sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns

Definition of significance

Origin :
  • c.1400, "meaning," from Old French significance or directly from Latin significantia "meaning, force, energy," from significans, present participle of significare "to mean, import, signify" (see signify). The earlier word was signifiance (mid-13c.). Meaning "importance" is from 1725. Related: Significancy.
  • noun meaning
  • noun importance
Example sentences :
  • Of the significance of the life of this great man, it would be superfluous to speak.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • It is doubtful if she would have realized its significance, had she seen it.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And this illustration has significance for more than the physical order of revelation.
  • Extract from : « Understanding the Scriptures » by Francis McConnell
  • Peter knew he was experiencing a ceremony of some kind, the significance of which he must learn.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Even then its significance was disregarded and its importance underrated.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • "To the malgamite works," replied Mrs. Vansittart, with significance.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Professor Turner will expound the significance of the frontier in American history.
  • Extract from : « The American Mind » by Bliss Perry
  • The quietness with which he spoke did not rob his words of their significance.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Its scope has grown with the significance of its contributors.
  • Extract from : « The Railroad Question » by William Larrabee
  • The significance of this decree at such a time cannot be exaggerated.
  • Extract from : « The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI » by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

Synonyms for significance

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