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Synonyms for important

Synonyms for (adjective) important

Synonyms: crucial, important Definition: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis Usage: a crucial moment in his career; a crucial election; a crucial issue for women

Similar words: critical, decisive Definition: forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis Usage: a critical point in the campaign; the critical test

Similar words: life-and-death, life-or-death Definition: vitally important Usage: a life-and-death struggle

Similar words: polar, pivotal Definition: being of crucial importance Usage: a pivotal event; Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions- Henry Kissinger; the polar events of this study; a polar principal

Synonyms: important, of import Definition: of great significance or value Usage: important people; the important questions of the day

Similar words: of the essence, essential, crucial, all important, all-important Definition: of the greatest importance Usage: the all-important subject of disarmament; crucial information; in chess cool nerves are of the essence

Similar words: alpha Definition: first in order of importance Usage: the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees; the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star

Similar words: beta Definition: second in order of importance Usage: the candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory

Similar words: big Definition: significant Usage: graduation was a big day in his life

Similar words: burning Definition: of immediate import Usage: burning issues of the day

Similar words: cardinal, central, key, primal, fundamental Definition: serving as an essential component Usage: a cardinal rule; the central cause of the problem; an example that was fundamental to the argument; computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Similar words: main, master, chief, primary, principal Definition: most important element Usage: 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

Similar words: eventful, consequential Definition: having important issues or results Usage: the year's only really consequential legislation; an eventful decision

Similar words: Copernican Definition: of radical or major importance Usage: a Copernican revolution in modern art

Similar words: distinguished Definition: (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation Usage: our distinguished professor

Similar words: grand Definition: the most important and magnificent in adornment Usage: grand ballroom; grand staircase

Similar words: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty Definition: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought Usage: 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

Similar words: outstanding, great Definition: of major significance or importance Usage: a great work of art; Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey

Similar words: historic Definition: important in history Usage: the historic first voyage to outer space

Similar words: in-chief Definition: indicating the head of a staff Usage: editor-in-chief

Similar words: measurable Definition: of distinguished importance Usage: a measurable figure in literature

Similar words: most-valuable Definition: designating the player judged to be the most important to the sport Usage: the most-valuable player award

Similar words: serious Definition: of great consequence Usage: marriage is a serious matter

Similar words: strategic Definition: highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war Usage: a strategic chess move; strategic withdrawal; strategic bombing missions

Synonyms: important Definition: having or suggesting a consciousness of high position Usage: recited the decree with an important air; took long important strides in the direction of his office

Similar words: immodest Definition: having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc Usage: brash immodest boasting

Synonyms: important, authoritative Definition: having authority or ascendancy or influence Usage: an important official; the captain's authoritative manner

Similar words: influential Definition: having or exercising influence or power Usage: an influential newspaper; influential leadership for peace

Synonyms: important, significant Definition: important in effect or meaning Usage: a significant change in tax laws; a significant change in the Constitution; a significant contribution; significant details; statistically significant

Similar words: momentous Definition: of very great significance Usage: deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision; a momentous event

Similar words: epoch-making, epochal Definition: highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era Usage: epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill; an epoch-making discovery

Similar words: world-shaking, world-shattering, earthshaking Definition: sufficiently significant to affect the whole world Usage: earthshaking proposals; the contest was no world-shaking affair; the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

Similar words: evidential, evidentiary Definition: serving as or based on evidence Usage: evidential signs of a forced entry; its evidentiary value

Similar words: fundamental, profound Definition: far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something Usage: 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

Similar words: large Definition: fairly large or important in effect; influential Usage: played a large role in the negotiations

Similar words: monumental Definition: of outstanding significance Usage: Einstein's monumental contributions to physics

Similar words: noteworthy, remarkable Definition: worthy of notice Usage: a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain; a remarkable achievement

Similar words: probative, probatory Definition: tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation Usage: evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

Similar words: operative Definition: effective; producing a desired effect Usage: the operative word

Similar words: prodigious, portentous Definition: of momentous or ominous significance Usage: such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity- Herman Melville; a prodigious vision