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Synonyms

important

adjective

something that is important has a major effect on someone or something, for example because it affects someone’s life or the way a situation develops

major

adjective

important, serious, large, or great

key

adjective

very important

vital

adjective

very important, necessary, or essential

crucial

adjective

something that is crucial is extremely important because it has a major effect on the result of something

significant

adjective

very important

fundamental

adjective

essential to the existence, development, or success of something

central

adjective

something that is central is extremely important, and often causes something else to happen or develop

meaningful

adjective

serious, useful, or important

great

adjective

important or powerful

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all-consuming

adjective

so important or interesting to you that you cannot think of anything else

all-important

adjective

very important, or the most important of all

at stake

used about important issues that are involved in a situation or could be decided by it

be/mean the world to someone

used for emphasizing that someone or something is very important to someone

big

adjective

important or major

bread-and-butter

adjective

very important or the most basic

burra

adjective

Indian English big or important

cardinal

adjective

formal very important

climactic

adjective

a climactic event, moment etc is the most exciting or important one in a series

close/dear/near to someone’s heart

very important or interesting to someone

consequential

adjective

formal important

cosmic

adjective

often humorous very big, important, or difficult to understand

critical

adjective

very important

crunch

noun

extremely important, usually because of having a major effect on the result of a situation

dominant

adjective

more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type

earth-shattering

adjective

extremely surprising and important

epoch-making

adjective

having an important effect on the future

especial

adjective

very formal special

eternal

adjective

always true or important

exalted

adjective

formal used about people who have important positions

explosive

adjective

very large in size, amount, or importance and happening over a very short period of time

far-reaching

adjective

affecting a lot of people or things in an important way

focal

adjective

of major importance

high

adverb

to or at an important position

high

adjective

important compared to other people or things, especially in a particular system or organization

high on the list (of priorities)

important and likely to be dealt with soon

historic

adjective

a historic event or time will be recorded in history because it is very important

hot

adjective

a hot issue is important and causes arguments because people strongly disagree

in particular

special or important

landmark

noun

important and likely to influence future actions or decisions

live

adjective

a live issue continues to be important and relevant

major-league

adjective

mainly American leading, or important

make-or-break

adjective

bringing either total success or total failure, and therefore very important

material

adjective

important enough to notice or to have an effect

mere

adjective

used for emphasizing the importance or influence of something, although it seems like only a small thing

momentous

adjective

very important because of having an effect on future events

monumental

adjective

used for emphasizing how good or important something is

not just anyone

used for referring to someone special

not least

used for emphasizing the importance of a particular aspect of a situation

of biblical proportions

very big or important, especially in a bad or unpleasant way

of concern to someone

if something is of concern to you, you think it is important and you feel worried about it

of note

important, or famous

overarching

adjective

formal affecting or including everything, and therefore very important

pivotal

adjective

extremely important and affecting how something develops

prize

adjective

very important or valuable

prized

adjective

considered to be very important or valuable

prominent

adjective

important and well known

real

adjective

important or impressive enough to be worth considering or worrying about

sacred

adjective

so important that you should not change, question, or criticize it

sacrosanct

adjective

considered too important to be changed or criticized

serious

adjective

important and deserving attention

signal

adjective

very formal especially important and noticeable

significantly

adverb

in a way that is relevant or that has an important effect on something

something cannot be overstated

formal used for saying that something is extremely important or serious

something is king

something that influences a lot of people

special

adjective

very important to you

substantial

adjective

important, or real

tangible

adjective

important and noticeable

telling

adjective

very important, or having a large effect

titanic

adjective

extremely large, powerful, or important

to the fore

into a position of importance

towering

adjective

mainly journalism extremely impressive, important, or successful

treasured

adjective

very valuable or important to you

tremendous

adjective

used for emphasizing that something such as an amount, achievement, or feeling is extremely great, important, or strong

valuable

adjective

very useful and important

valuable

adjective

valuable time is important because there is not much of it available

vaunted

adjective

formal generally praised, or described as very important or successful

vitally

adverb

in an extremely important way

weighty

adjective

serious and important

worthy of note

important, or interesting

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