• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unimportant not important "a relatively unimportant feature of the system","the question seems unimportant"
    • adj unimportant devoid of importance, meaning, or force
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unimportant Not important; not of great moment; of little account.
    • unimportant Not assuming or marked by airs of importance or dignity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unimportant not important, trivial
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  • Georgia O'Keeffe
    Georgia O'Keeffe
    “Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”
  • Gerald Brenan
    Gerald Brenan
    “Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.”
  • Channing Pollock
    Channing Pollock
    “No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.”
  • Charlie Chaplin
    “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.”


In literature:

The remaining incidents of the Sicilian war are unimportant to the general subject.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
Yuan Shih-kai's origin, without being precisely obscure, is unimportant.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
Some one lays down a proposition, unimportant in itself, and not justly open to either praise or blame.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Never plot unimportant details.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Before the war it had been essentially unimportant.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
After that we joined the ladies for an unimportant half hour or so, and then Barbara and I took our leave.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
To the Hindoos, on the other hand, all events were equally unimportant.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
But he emphasizes his belief that this is unimportant.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
And size is in itself no unimportant factor.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
All sorts of small, unimportant objects are manufactured there, things you never heard of probably.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

In poetry:

Caesar's double-bed is warm
As an unimportant clerk
On a pink official form.
"The Fall of Rome" by W H Auden

In news:

This blog will cover everything that is unimportant or impertinent in the world of sports.
In the two seasons Catherine de Zegher has been its director, the Drawing Center has gone from being cool to being important, which, depending on your point of view, may be either uncool or unimportant.
Conversely, too little eye-contact could cause a patient to feel unimportant or disconfirmed.
Seances, the 'OVERWEIGHT, unimportant', and a ' Flowering Tree '.
But differences in background and age seemed relatively unimportant.
Trap Door Theatre's Overweight, Unimportant: Misshape , Red Tape Theatre's Brand.
Coldplay know how to please a crowd, which isn't as easy or unimportant as snobs would have you think, or else everybody could do it.
Half the time you end up getting so frustrated that you delete the important email because it was surrounded by the unimportant emails.
Trap Door Theatre's Overweight, Unimportant: Misshape, Red Tape Theatre's Brand.
Trap Door Theatre's Overweight, Unimportant : Misshape, Red Tape Theatre's Brand.
Seances, the 'OVERWEIGHT, unimportant ', and a 'Flowering Tree'.
"Family was unimportant then," Dr Barnett said.
Republicans on the Sunday talk show circuit spent a lot of time insisting that contraception isn't a real issue for women voters, that it's unimportant and will take a back seat to the economy.
When we recount our day is it not filled with minute and mostly unimportant details.
Although Mitt Romney has given the required two years of tax returns and plans to release his current one, much discussion again revolved around this unimportant matter, as far as world concerns go.

In science:

The resolution ǫ(N ) has to be sub-linear in N : limN→∞ ǫ(N )/N = 0, but its precise form is unimportant for our large N analysis.
Geometrical organization of solutions to random linear Boolean equations
The constant c is unimportant for us, since we want to use the matrix in the formula of Verlinde (1).
Fusion algebras for imprimitive complex reflection groups
We assume here that λ 6= 0 (the case λ = 0 can be treated similarly, but it is unimportant for our purposes).
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
The precise form of the symmetry is unimportant for our present discussion.
Asymptotic generators of fermionic charges and boundary conditions preserving supersymmetry
Notice that the law of Wu′ under N0 (· | σ > u′ ) is that of a Brownian path started from 0 and stopped at an independent random time whose law is explicitly known but unimportant for what follows.
Scaling limits of bipartite planar maps are homeomorphic to the 2-sphere