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Pronunciation:  im'portns

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  1. [n]  the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
  2. [n]  a prominent status; "a person of importance"

IMPORTANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: grandness
 Antonyms: unimportance
 See Also: accent, account, emphasis, essentiality, essentialness, greatness, magnitude, momentousness, primacy, prominence, significance, standing, urgency, value, weight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*por"tance\, n. [F. importance. See {Important}.]
1. The quality or state of being important; consequence;
   weight; moment; significance.

         Thy own importance know, Nor bound thy narrow views
         to things below.                      --Pope.

2. Subject; matter. [Obs.]

         Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature.

3. Import; meaning; significance. [Obs.]

         The wisest beholder could not say if the importance
         were joy or sorrow.                   --Shak.

4. Importunity; solicitation. [Obs.]

         At our importance hither is he come.  --Shak.

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