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Synonyms for important
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. important, of import(adj)

    of great significance or value

    "important people"; "the important questions of the day"

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, crucial, significant, of import

    Antonyms:
    lightweight, immaterial, fiddling, indifferent, unimportant, uninfluential, little, piffling, piddling, modest, potty, lilliputian, inconsequent, nickel-and-dime, inconsequential, petty, small-time, footling, picayune, trivial, niggling

  2. significant, important(adj)

    important in effect or meaning

    "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"

    Synonyms:
    substantial, significant, meaning(a), of import, pregnant, authoritative, crucial

    Antonyms:
    footling, immaterial, piffling, lilliputian, unimportant, small-time, nickel-and-dime, modest, inconsequent, little, niggling, inconsequential, fiddling, lightweight, trivial, piddling, uninfluential, indifferent, potty, petty, picayune

  3. crucial, important(adj)

    of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

    "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

    Synonyms:
    essential, all important(p), all-important(a), significant, of import, authoritative, crucial, of the essence(p)

    Antonyms:
    piddling, potty, inconsequential, small-time, lightweight, trivial, fiddling, piffling, immaterial, nickel-and-dime, little, lilliputian, inconsequent, niggling, uninfluential, indifferent, modest, petty, picayune, unimportant, footling

  4. authoritative, important(adj)

    having authority or ascendancy or influence

    "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"

    Synonyms:
    authorised, significant, classic, authorized, of import, crucial, authoritative, definitive, classical

    Antonyms:
    uninfluential, little, trivial, unimportant, footling, potty, niggling, modest, nickel-and-dime, inconsequent, picayune, small-time, piddling, inconsequential, immaterial, petty, indifferent, fiddling, lightweight, piffling, lilliputian

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    authoritative, crucial, significant, of import

    Antonyms:
    nickel-and-dime, inconsequent, small-time, inconsequential, piffling, fiddling, little, trivial, indifferent, niggling, modest, potty, footling, petty, piddling, immaterial, lilliputian, picayune, lightweight, uninfluential, unimportant

Editors Contribution

  1. necessary

    every other thesaurus lists necessary as one synonym, and cambridge dictionary defines important as “necessary or of great value.”

    “eating is one of the most important things we do, because it’s necessary for life.”

    Submitted by SubHub3507 on May 25, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. important(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weighty, momentous, grave, serious, material, significant, of importance, of moment, of great weight

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. important(a)

    Synonyms:
    momentous, material, essential, pompous, consequential

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How to use important in a sentence?

  1. Dave Kaval:

    I make time for my children's events. I find it important to model this behavior for my staff so they feel empowered to make the same decisions. I always tell folks' family first,'.

  2. Dr Dana Meaney-Delman:

    That's helpful so physicians can look at the imaging, which has been really important to these diagnoses, and compare patients they have in front of them.

  3. Roger Blumenthal:

    Now there is even greater long-term data, in such a large number of patients, that shows why striving for lower cholesterol numbers is so important.

  4. Denise Dowd:

    The most important thing any parent can do is create a home environment that’s nurturing and supportive, and, be attuned to sudden changes in how children act because before they have words for what is going on their bodies will respond.

  5. David Bennett:

    Planet formation theory is pretty important even if you are only interested in habitable planets because its not just enough to have a planet in the habitable zone, you have to have chemicals that are consistent with life and a history thats consistent with the development of life, the better we can understand planet formation, the better we are able to predict which planets might be habitable.

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