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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Important \Im*por"tant\, a. [F. important. See Import, v. t.]
1. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great
interests; restless; anxious. [Obs.]
Thou hast strength as much
As serves to execute a mind very important.
2. Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable
content or bearing; significant; weighty.
Things small as nothing . . .
He makes important. --Shak.
3. Bearing on; forcible; driving. [Obs.]
He fiercely at him flew,
And with important outrage him assailed. --Spenser.
4. Importunate; pressing; urgent. [Obs.] --Shak.
Syn: Weighty; momentous; significant; essential; necessary;
considerable; influential; serious.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of great significance or value; "important people"; "the
important questions of the day" [syn: important, of
import] [ant: unimportant]
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" [syn: significant, important]
[ant: insignificant, unimportant]
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" [syn: crucial, important] [ant:
4: having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important
official"; "the captain's authoritative manner" [syn:
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"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
118 Moby Thesaurus words for "important":
absolute, arrogant, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative,
authorized, autocratic, big, big-league, big-name, big-time,
bigwig, bigwigged, bloated, charismatic, charming,
clothed with authority, commanding, competent, consequential,
considerable, conspicuous, controlling, critical, distinctive,
distinguished, dominant, double-barreled, duly constituted,
earthshaking, effective, effectual, efficacious, eminent,
empowered, enchanting, essential, estimable, ex officio,
exceptional, famous, first-class, first-rate, foremost, formidable,
front-page, governing, grand, grave, great, heavyweight, hegemonic,
hegemonistic, high-powered, high-ranking, imperative, impressive,
in the limelight, influential, leading, magisterial, magnetic,
major, marked, material, meaningful, memorable, mighty, momentous,
monocratic, name, notable, noted, noteworthy, noticeable, official,
outstanding, personable, persuasive, pontifical, portentous,
potent, powerful, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, puffy,
puissant, ranking, remarkable, reputable, respected, ruling,
salient, self-important, senior, signal, significant, strong,
stuffy, suasive, substantial, superior, supreme, telling,
to the front, top-level, top-notch, totalitarian, unusual, urgent,
valuable, vital, weighty, winning, world-shaking, worthwhile,
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