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important (adj.)

15世纪中叶, “重要的, 有意义的, 有分量的或有后果的”, 来自中世纪拉丁文 importantem (名词 importans) “重要的, 重大的”, 现在分词形容词, 来自 importare “重要的”, 来自拉丁文 importare “带入, 传达, 从国外带入”, 来自同化形式 in- “进入, 在” (来自PIE根 *en “在” )+ portare “携带”, 来自PIE根 *per- (2) “引领, 传递”. “自命不凡, 浮夸” 的意思出自1713年. 相关: Importantly. 比较 import (v.) 和(n.).

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Definitions of important from WordNet

important (adj.)
of great significance or value;
important people
the important questions of the day
Synonyms: of import
important (adj.)
important in effect or meaning;
Synonyms: significant
important (adj.)
of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis;
Synonyms: crucial
important (adj.)
having authority or ascendancy or influence;
an important official
Synonyms: authoritative
important (adj.)
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 wordnet.princeton.edu