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Meaning & Definition of Important in English

English

Important

/ɪmpɔrtənt/

adjective

1. Of great significance or value

  • "Important people"
  • "The important questions of the day"
    synonym:
  • important
  • ,
  • of import

2. Important in effect or meaning

  • "A significant change in tax laws"
  • "A significant change in the constitution"
  • "A significant contribution"
  • "Significant details"
  • "Statistically significant"
    synonym:
  • significant
  • ,
  • important

3. Of extreme importance

  • Vital to the resolution of a crisis
  • "A crucial moment in his career"
  • "A crucial election"
  • "A crucial issue for women"
    synonym:
  • crucial
  • ,
  • important

4. Having authority or ascendancy or influence

  • "An important official"
  • "The captain's authoritative manner"
    synonym:
  • authoritative
  • ,
  • important

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • important

Examples of using

I think nothing is more important than friendship.
Tom made an important discovery.
The English articles are bread-and-butter important. For instance, if I ask my English friend to hold my bag for a while, and then ask to give it back by saying "Give me bag", he'll probably steal the bag of the man standing around because he didn't understand which bag was meant.