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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
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