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Meaning of IMPORTANT

Pronunciation:  im'portnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
  2. [adj]  of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"
  3. [adj]  having or suggesting a consciousness of high position; "recited the decree with an important air"; "took long important strides in the direction of his office"
  4. [adj]  having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"
  5. [adj]  important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"

IMPORTANT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: all important(p), all-important(a), alpha, arch(a), authoritative, big, boss(a), burning(a), cardinal, central, chief(a), consequential, Copernican, critical, crucial, decisive, distinguished, earthshaking, eminent, epochal, epoch-making, eventful, evidential, evidentiary, fundamental, grave, great, grievous, head(a), heavy, historic, immodest, in-chief(ip), influential, key, large, life-and-death, life-or-death, main(a), measurable, momentous, monumental, most-valuable, noteworthy, of import, of the essence(p), of value, operative, pivotal, polar, portentous, primal, primary(a), principal(a), probative, prodigious, profound, remarkable, serious, strategic, top(a), useful, valuable, weighty, world-shaking, world-shattering
 Antonyms: insignificant, noncrucial, unimportant
 See Also: essential, important, meaningful, significant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*por"tant\, a. [F. important. See {Import}, v. t.]
1. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great
   interests; restless; anxious. [Obs.]

         Thou hast strength as much As serves to execute a
         mind very important.                  --Chapman.

2. Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable
   content or bearing; significant; weighty.

         Things small as nothing . . . He makes important.

3. Bearing on; forcible; driving. [Obs.]

         He fiercely at him flew, And with important outrage
         him assailed.                         --Spenser.

4. Importunate; pressing; urgent. [Obs.] --Shak.

Syn: Weighty; momentous; significant; essential; necessary;
     considerable; influential; serious.

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