- The definition of negligible is something so small or unimportant that it has no significance.
A penny is an example of an amount of money that would be described as negligible since it has so little worth.
Origin of negligible; from Classical Latin negligere (see neglect) + -ible
Origin of negligibleLatin neglegere, negligere, to neglect; see neglect + –ible.
- neg′li·gi·bil′i·ty, neg′li·gi·ble·ness
(comparative more negligible, superlative most negligible)
- Able to be ignored or excluded from consideration; too small or unimportant to be of concern.
- We found errors, but their effects were negligible.