not inconsiderable

not inconsiderable

Enough to be worthy of attention or consideration; quite large or significant. There is a not inconsiderable number of voters who feel they've been totally neglected over the past few years. The amount of time and money we've put into this venture is not inconsiderable.
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not inconˈsiderable

(formal) large; large enough to be considered important: We have spent a not inconsiderable amount of money on the project already.
See also: not
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Some of them, however, were not inconsiderable, and numerous inducements concurred to give them an extraordinary interest in their eyes.
Supporting the not inconsiderable admin and expenses costs (including moving the EU parliament to and from Brussels to Strasburg - about PS100m per year).
"But you are a man of not inconsiderable talent in terms of your skill in floristry and design.
That caution is disappointing but if there is a silver lining for Dalic, it is that his team once again showed the mental strength to win on penalties -- a not inconsiderable feat in front of a partisan 44,000 crowd in Sochi.
accend4web SOUNDS a fair offer, his salary will be less but he will be available for all of Wales' games and the not inconsiderable appearance fee that goes with that.
If it were my vehicle it would have been towed and I would have been fined, except that I now take my (not inconsiderable) business where it is more welcome.
Both cars are powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that in standard spec produces a not inconsiderable 560bhp.
However, should the council taxpayer be expected to pay for what is, in essence, a service to union members for which a not inconsiderable monthly membership fee is charged?
The win fund is already worth more than PS500,000 after five successive rollovers while the bonus pot stands at a not inconsiderable PS175,382.
The same goes for the water sector, with civilians having to spend not inconsiderable amounts of money to secure water to flush their toilets and wash their dishes, not to mention drinking water.
The First Minister added: "That unbroken 14-year period at Holyrood is a not inconsiderable record of public service of which her family can be rightly proud."
It was a cost-saving of PS76,000 - not inconsiderable in these difficult times - but with the deeper cost of seven lost jobs.
The Neapolitans are second in Serie A with eight wins from 10 games and have already achieved the not inconsiderable feat of beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League this season.
The annual PS250,000 which is - at last - being spent on caring for the girl is, of course, a not inconsiderable sum, but it could easily be recouped if our ridiculous welfare state stopped the practice of consistently handing money to work-shy layabouts with massive broods of children and illegal immigrants, and also stopped giving disability payments to people with acne or blisters (please don't laugh, it has happened).