English adjective: important
|1.||important of great significance or value|
The important questions of the day.
|Similar||all important, all-important, alpha, beta, big, burning, cardinal, central, chief, consequential, Copernican, crucial, distinguished, essential, eventful, fundamental, grand, grave, great, grievous, heavy, historic, in-chief, key, main, master, measurable, most-valuable, of the essence, outstanding, primal, primary, principal, serious, strategic, weighty|
|See also||essential, important, significant, valuable|
|2.||important important in effect or meaning|
|Samples||A significant change in tax laws.|
A significant change in the Constitution.
A significant contribution.
|Similar||earthshaking, epoch-making, epochal, evidential, evidentiary, fundamental, large, momentous, monumental, noteworthy, operative, portentous, probative, probatory, prodigious, profound, remarkable, world-shaking, world-shattering|
|See also||important, meaningful, of import|
|3.||important of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis|
|Samples||A crucial moment in his career.|
A crucial election.
A crucial issue for women.
|Similar||critical, decisive, life-and-death, life-or-death, pivotal, polar|
|See also||critical, decisive, essential|
|4.||important having authority or ascendancy or influence|
|Samples||An important official.|
The captain's authoritative manner.
|5.||important having or suggesting a consciousness of high position|
|Samples||Recited the decree with an important air.|
Took long important strides in the direction of his office.