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Meaning of MOMENTOUS

Pronunciation:  mow'mentus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of very great significance"deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
 

MOMENTOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: big, important, significant
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mo*men"tous\, a. [Cf. L. momentosus rapid,
momentary.]
Of moment or consequence; very important; weighty; as, a
momentous decision; momentous affairs. -- {Mo*men"tous*ly},
adv. -- {Mo*men"tous*ness}, n.

 
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