English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'nominal'

(adjective) 
Definition
in name only
As he was still not allowed to run a company, his wife became its nominal head.
Synonyms
titular
He is titular head, and merely signs laws occasionally.
, ,
purported
,
in name only
, ,
so-called
their so-called economic miracle
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pretended
Todd shrugged with pretended indifference.
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theoretical
There is a theoretical risk, but there is seldom a problem.
,
professed
their professed concern for justice
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ostensible
the ostensible reason for her resignation
(adjective) 
Definition
very small in comparison with real worth
The ferries carry bicycles for a nominal charge.
Synonyms
token
weak token gestures with no real consequences
,
small
No detail was too small to escape her attention.
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symbolic
The move today was largely symbolic.
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minimal
effective defence with minimal expenditure
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trivial
I don't like to visit the doctor just for something trivial.
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trifling
The guests had each paid £250, no trifling sum.
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insignificant
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
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inconsiderable
He was a man of great charm and not inconsiderable wit.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of inconsiderable
Definition
not worth considering
He was a man of great charm and not inconsiderable wit.
in the sense of insignificant
Definition
having little or no importance
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
Synonyms
measly (informal),
of no consequence,
nonessential,
small potatoes,
nickel-and-dime (US, slang),
of no account,
not worth mentioning,
of no moment,
wanky (taboo, slang)
in the sense of minimal
Definition
of the least possible quantity or degree
effective defence with minimal expenditure
Synonyms
smallest,
slightest,
least possible,
littlest

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