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From negligence/negligent +‎ -ible,[1] as if from New Latin *negligibilis, from Latin neglegō (I neglect) + -ibilis (-ible).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛɡlɪd͡ʒɪbəl/
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negligible (comparative more negligible, superlative most negligible)

  1. Able to be neglected, ignored or excluded from consideration; too small or unimportant to be of concern.
    We found errors, but their effects were negligible.
    • 2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Mario Balotelli replaced Tevez but his contribution was so negligible that he suffered the indignity of being substituted himself as time ran out, a development that encapsulated a wretched 90 minutes for City and boss Roberto Mancini.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “negligible”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.