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Synonyms for importantɪmˈpɔr tnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. important, of import(adj)

    of great significance or value

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

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, important, crucial, significant, of import

    Antonyms:
    lightweight, immaterial, fiddling, indifferent, unimportant, uninfluential, little, piffling, piddling, modest, potty, lilliputian, inconsequent, nickel-and-dime, inconsequential, petty, small-time, footling, picayune, trivial, niggling

  2. significant, important(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"

    Synonyms:
    substantial, significant, meaning(a), of import, pregnant, important, authoritative, crucial

    Antonyms:
    footling, immaterial, piffling, lilliputian, unimportant, small-time, nickel-and-dime, modest, inconsequent, little, niggling, inconsequential, fiddling, lightweight, trivial, piddling, uninfluential, indifferent, potty, petty, picayune

  3. crucial, important(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"

    Synonyms:
    essential, all important(p), all-important(a), significant, of import, important, authoritative, crucial, of the essence(p)

    Antonyms:
    piddling, potty, inconsequential, small-time, lightweight, trivial, fiddling, piffling, immaterial, nickel-and-dime, little, lilliputian, inconsequent, niggling, uninfluential, indifferent, modest, petty, picayune, unimportant, footling

  4. authoritative, important(adj)

    having authority or ascendancy or influence

    "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"

    Synonyms:
    authorised, significant, classic, authorized, of import, important, crucial, authoritative, definitive, classical

    Antonyms:
    uninfluential, little, trivial, unimportant, footling, potty, niggling, modest, nickel-and-dime, inconsequent, picayune, small-time, piddling, inconsequential, immaterial, petty, indifferent, fiddling, lightweight, piffling, lilliputian

  5. important(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"

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, crucial, significant, of import

    Antonyms:
    nickel-and-dime, inconsequent, small-time, inconsequential, piffling, fiddling, little, trivial, indifferent, niggling, modest, potty, footling, petty, piddling, immaterial, lilliputian, picayune, lightweight, uninfluential, unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. important(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weighty, momentous, grave, serious, material, significant, of importance, of moment, of great weight


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