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Definition 1: of great significance or value - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • important people
  • the important questions of the day

Synonyms for important in the sense of this definition

(important is similar to ...) (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

"our distinguished professor"

(important is similar to ...) highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war

"a strategic chess move" "strategic withdrawal" "strategic bombing missions"

(important is similar to ...) the most important and magnificent in adornment

"grand ballroom" "grand staircase"

(important is similar to ...) of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

"grave responsibilities" "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis" "a grievous fault" "heavy matters of state" "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"

(important is similar to ...) of major significance or importance

"a great work of art" "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"

(important is similar to ...) important in history

"the historic first voyage to outer space"

(important is similar to ...) indicating the head of a staff

"editor-in-chief"

(important is similar to ...) of distinguished importance

"a measurable figure in literature"

(important is similar to ...) designating the player judged to be the most important to the sport

"the most-valuable player award"

(important is similar to ...) of radical or major importance

"a Copernican revolution in modern art"

(important is similar to ...) having important issues or results

"the year's only really consequential legislation" "an eventful decision"

(important is similar to ...) of the greatest importance

"the all-important subject of disarmament" "crucial information" "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

(important is similar to ...) first in order of importance

"the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees" "the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star"

(important is similar to ...) second in order of importance

"the candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory"

(important is similar to ...) significant

"graduation was a big day in his life"

(important is similar to ...) of immediate import

"burning issues of the day"

(important is similar to ...) serving as an essential component

"a cardinal rule" "the central cause of the problem" "an example that was fundamental to the argument" "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

(important is similar to ...) most important element

"the chief aim of living" "the main doors were of solid glass" "the principal rivers of America" "the principal example" "policemen were primary targets" "the master bedroom" "a master switch"

(important is similar to ...) of great consequence

"marriage is a serious matter"

(means also ...) important in effect or meaning

"a significant change in tax laws" "a significant change in the Constitution" "a significant contribution" "significant details" "statistically significant"

(means also ...) having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

"a valuable diamond"

(means also ...) basic and fundamental

"the essential feature"

(... are attributes of important) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

Definition 2: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a crucial moment in his career
  • a crucial election
  • a crucial issue for women

Synonyms for important in the sense of this definition

(important is similar to ...) forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

"a critical point in the campaign" "the critical test"

(important is similar to ...) vitally important

"a life-and-death struggle"

(important is similar to ...) being of crucial importance

"a pivotal event" "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions" "the polar events of this study" "a polar principal"

(means also ...) being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

"a critical shortage of food" "a critical illness" "an illness at the critical stage"

(means also ...) determining or having the power to determine an outcome

"cast the decisive vote" "two factors had a decisive influence"

(means also ...) basic and fundamental

"the essential feature"

Definition 3: important in effect or meaning - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a significant change in tax laws
  • a significant change in the Constitution
  • a significant contribution
  • significant details
  • statistically significant

Synonyms for important in the sense of this definition

(important is similar to ...) of momentous or ominous significance

"such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity" "a prodigious vision"

(important is similar to ...) effective; producing a desired effect

"the operative word"

(important is similar to ...) tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

"evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect"

(important is similar to ...) worthy of attention because interesting, significant, or unusual

"a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain" "a noteworthy advance in cancer research" "a remarkable achievement" "a notable increase in the crime rate"

(important is similar to ...) of outstanding significance

"Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"

(important is similar to ...) fairly large or important in effect; influential

"played a large role in the negotiations"

(important is similar to ...) far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

"the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred" "the book underwent fundamental changes" "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance" "profound social changes"

(important is similar to ...) serving as or based on evidence

"evidential signs of a forced entry" "its evidentiary value"

(important is similar to ...) sufficiently significant to affect the whole world

"earthshaking proposals" "the contest was no world-shaking affair" "the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering"

(important is similar to ...) highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era

"epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill" "an epoch-making discovery"

(important is similar to ...) of very great significance

"deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision" "a momentous event"

(means also ...) having a meaning or purpose

"a meaningful explanation" "a meaningful discussion" "a meaningful pause"

(means also ...) of great significance or value

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

(... are attributes of important) the quality of being significant

"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

Definition 4: having or suggesting a consciousness of high position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • recited the decree with an important air
  • took long important strides in the direction of his office

(important is similar to ...) having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc

"brash immodest boasting"

Definition 5: having authority or ascendancy or influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an important official
  • the captain's authoritative manner

Synonyms for important in the sense of this definition

(important is similar to ...) having or exercising influence or power

"an influential newspaper" "influential leadership for peace"

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