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Definition 1: the quality of being important and worthy of note - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where importance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the importance of a well-balanced diet

(importance is a kind of ...) the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

"the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

(... is a kind of importance ) the relative importance granted to something

"his opinion carries great weight" "the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"

(... is a kind of importance ) pressing importance requiring speedy action

"the urgency of his need"

(... is a kind of importance ) basic importance

(... is a kind of importance ) the quality of being significant

"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

(... is a kind of importance ) the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence

(... is a kind of importance ) relative importance

(... is a kind of importance ) utmost importance

(... is a kind of importance ) importance or value

"a person of considerable account" "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"

(... is a kind of importance ) relative importance

"a problem of the first magnitude"

(... is a kind of importance ) anything of great importance or consequence

(... are attributes of importance) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

(... are attributes of importance) not important

"a relatively unimportant feature of the system" "the question seems unimportant"

Definition 2: a prominent status - [noun denoting state]

Samples where importance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a person of importance

Synonyms for importance in the sense of this definition

(importance is a kind of ...) social or financial or professional status or reputation

"of equal standing" "a member in good standing"

(... is a kind of importance ) special importance or significance

"the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis" "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"

(... is a kind of importance ) the state of being first in importance

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