Definition of unimportant in US English:

unimportant

adjective

  • Lacking in importance or significance.

    ‘trivial and unimportant details’
    • ‘Look at the intricate beauty of the leaves on the trees and see that our petty desires are so unimportant.’
    • ‘I won't go into the idea in detail now as it's unimportant to the point I am trying to make.’
    • ‘Devouring fashion has provided a uniquely unimportant and frivolous thing to direct all my worry towards.’
    • ‘Its unnecessary; the only musical statement it makes is how unimportant and irrelevant this band are now.’
    • ‘You worry too much, often about unimportant details.’
    • ‘It is the nature of every living being, whether big or small, important or unimportant, to strive for happiness.’
    • ‘Nothing really matters since you are so taken by the immensity of the world that your own life seems unimportant by comparison.’
    • ‘How success was achieved, argued Welch, was unimportant - it was just vital that it was achieved.’
    • ‘Police have asked anyone reporting a sighting of him to try and give as much detail as possible, even if it seems unimportant.’
    • ‘Before warming there was a significant but clinically unimportant difference in hand temperatures.’
    • ‘Rather, you should recognize that all our everyday concerns and worries are really petty and unimportant.’
    • ‘It is the ability to record the ordinary, seemingly unimportant detail that makes photography so democratic.’
    • ‘It seems many people in this town instead prefer to focus on the minor and unimportant features of the town.’
    • ‘The public needs to see how useful mathematics can be, not how it can be applied to unimportant, meaningless things.’
    • ‘Britain's most important trunk road starts somewhere rather unimportant.’
    • ‘Every activity is either important or unimportant, urgent or not urgent.’
    • ‘That sounds awfully dramatic, but it's actually quite depressingly trivial and unimportant.’
    • ‘This is the bread of life, this unimportant failure to be perfect.’
    • ‘But those objectives are relatively unimportant when set against the question of what follows.’
    • ‘It is for the parties to decide whether they wish to be bound and, if so, by what terms, whether important or unimportant.’
    insignificant, inconsequential, trivial, minor, slight, trifling, of little importance, of no importance, of little consequence, of no consequence, of no account, of no moment, non-essential, immaterial, irrelevant, peripheral, extraneous, not worth mentioning, not worth speaking of, petty, paltry, insubstantial, light, inconsiderable, superficial, inferior, worthless, nugatory, pointless, frivolous
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Pronunciation

unimportant

/ˌənəmˈpôrtnt//ˌənəmˈpɔrtnt/