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important (adj.)

mid-15c., "significant, of much import, bearing weight or consequence," from Medieval Latin importantem (nominative importans) "important, momentous," present-participle adjective from importare "be significant in," from Latin importare "bring in, convey, bring in from abroad," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (from PIE root *en "in") + portare "to carry," from PIE root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over." The meaning "pretentious, pompous" is from 1713. Related: Importantly. Compare import (v.) and (n.).

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Definitions of important

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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