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Words used for saying that something is important - thesaurus

Synonyms

essentially

adverb

used for emphasizing what is the most important aspect of something or fact about something

importantly

adverb

used for emphasizing that something is important

basically

adverb

used for saying that you are talking about the most important aspects of something and not mentioning the specific details

first

adverb

used for referring to the main or most important thing

mainly

adverb

used for talking about the largest or most important part of something

the fact (of the matter) is

used for emphasizing what you think is the true situation or the most important point

first and foremost

used for emphasizing the main point or the most important reason for something

at the end of the day

used for saying what you consider is the most important thing about a situation after thinking about it

not just any...

used for emphasizing that you are referring to someone or something that is special and important

in essence

used for emphasizing what is the most important feature of something

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More synonyms

above

adjective

used for saying that something is considered more valuable or more important than other things

above all

used for referring to something that is more important than any of the other things you could mention

basically

adverb

mainly spoken used for emphasizing the most important point or idea in what you are saying

be a/the question of

used for saying what the most important issue is in a situation

broadly/broadly speaking

used for saying that something is true in the most important ways

first

adverb

used for giving an important fact or reason that will be followed by other less important facts

first things first

used for saying that the most important things should be dealt with before anything else

great

adjective

used about an event or situation that affects a lot of people or a large area

in substance

used for mentioning the most important part of a discussion or a piece of writing

it matters

used especially in questions and negative statements about whether something makes a difference

mark you

used for emphasizing that what you are saying is important

moreover

adverb

formal used for introducing an additional and important fact that supports or emphasizes what you have just said

no less

used for emphasizing that the person or thing you are talking about is very important

nothing less than

used for emphasizing how important or serious something really is

not just any (old)

used for referring to someone or something that is special or important

not so much...

used for saying that one thing or fact is true or important rather than another

quite apart from

used for saying that even if you ignore one thing, there is still another important fact or question to consider

something cannot be overstated

formal used for saying that something is extremely important or serious

something’s like/someone’s like

used for emphasizing that someone or something is impressive or important

there’s no escaping the fact that

used for saying that something is definitely true or important, even though you may prefer to think that it is not

you’ve got a point

used for showing that you think someone has made an important statement

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