What is the opposite of important?

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Adjective
Opposite of having value of crucial significance
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“The task is unimportant and has no consequence of significance.”
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Opposite of representing an essential element
“The cup-holder is an inessential component of the car.”
Adjective
Opposite of having emotional or sentimental value
“It was a trivial item that had been laying about the house for years.”
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Opposite of highlighting the main points of a discussion
“The question of what consumers will actually do with the cash is irrelevant.”
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Opposite of denoting a high degree of seriousness
“This is a frivolous matter which can be ignored.”
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Opposite of having influence or power
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“The errand boy was an insignificant person, mostly unrecognized by those around him.”
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Opposite of providing great utility or usefulness
“The broken electric kettle was now just a useless hunk of wires and plastic.”
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Opposite of having too high an opinion of one's own worth
“He was a self-effacing actor, unlike most of his peers.”
Adjective
Opposite of having great interest, consequence or significance
“I've heard a preview of their album and it sounds pretty ordinary.”
Adjective
Opposite of exceptionally good
“The public defence system which provides legal advice for those who can't afford it is notorious for its abysmal standards.”
Adjective
Opposite of having significant importance or value
“Don't simply opt for apparently powerful but ultimately empty, meaningless rhetoric.”
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Opposite of serious or significant in nature
Adjective
Opposite of great in importance, extent, or size
Adjective
Opposite of closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered
“The rules of tennis are completely irrelevant to the sport of basketball.”
Adjective
Opposite of having great influence on the result of something
“Researchers found insignificant evidence supporting the school-based interventions in preventing anxiety and depression in children.”
Adjective
(of a question or subject) Opposite of being of current or continuing interest and importance
“Free education was once a dead issue that must be raised again as it is pertinent to our children's futures.”
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Opposite of involving or creating favorable circumstances that increase the chances of success or effectiveness
“The Germans were hampered by poor visibility, in addition to being in an unfavourable tactical position, just as Jellicoe had intended.”
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