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Synonyms for important
ɪmˈpɔr tntim·por·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. important, of importadjective

    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, importantadjective

    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, importantadjective

    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, importantadjective

    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. importantadjective

    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. importantadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. importantadjective

    Synonyms:
    momentous, material, essential, pompous, consequential

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How to use important in a sentence?

  1. Oumar Touré:

    We are the Mali ambassadors. The moral pressure follows us wherever we play. So it is very important for us to make sure we keep the face of our culture, the words of music are often more important than any sort of political discourse.

  2. Alexandra Minna Stern:

    It's important to know that America was profoundly shaped by the Eugenics Movement. ... The legacies continue to play out and the lessons have not been learned.

  3. Bettie Page:

    I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live.

  4. Tom Burt:

    We believe it's important to share significant threat activity like that we're announcing today, we think it's critical that governments and the private sector are increasingly transparent about nation-state activity so we can all continue the global dialogue about protecting the internet.

  5. Bill Schuette:

    Every piece of this is important.


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