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Synonyms for significant
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, meaning(a), of import, pregnant, important, authoritative, crucial

    Antonyms:
    inconsiderable, trivial, slight, fragile, hole-and-corner, flimsy, meaningless, thin, insignificant, inappreciable, superficial, nonsignificant, light, hole-in-corner, nonmeaningful, unimportant, tenuous

  2. significant, substantial(adj)

    fairly large

    "won by a substantial margin"

    Synonyms:
    substantial, square, hearty, real, pregnant, important, material, substantive, solid, meaning(a), strong, satisfying

    Antonyms:
    inappreciable, hole-in-corner, light, slight, fragile, thin, nonsignificant, meaningless, flimsy, inconsiderable, nonmeaningful, tenuous, unimportant, trivial, hole-and-corner, insignificant, superficial

  3. significant(adj)

    too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation

    "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"

    Synonyms:
    meaning(a), important, substantial, pregnant

    Antonyms:
    light, inconsiderable, hole-in-corner, unimportant, insignificant, superficial, tenuous, nonmeaningful, trivial, flimsy, inappreciable, slight, thin, fragile, meaningless, nonsignificant, hole-and-corner

  4. meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

    Antonyms:
    hole-in-corner, nonsignificant, nonmeaningful, hole-and-corner, fragile, unimportant, trivial, inconsiderable, meaningless, slight, inappreciable, superficial, flimsy, thin, insignificant, light, tenuous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. significant

    Synonyms:
    expressive, momentous, suggestive, indicative, forcible, weighty, symbolical, telling, speaking

    Antonyms:
    inexpressive, meaningless, expressionless, unindicative, mute

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  1. particular

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. significant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    betokening, indicative, expressive, pregnant with meaning

  2. significant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    important, weighty, momentous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. significant(a)

    Synonyms:
    momentous, important, indicative, significative

    Antonyms:
    insignificant, unimportant, meaningless

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How to use significant in a sentence?

  1. Ben Steffen:

    I'm upset because it hits me in my pocketbook from multiple angles, i sell beef, I sell corn, I sell soybeans and I sell milk. All of those products are vulnerable because we export significant amounts in those markets.

  2. Peter Salovey:

    I have heard the expressions of those who do not feel fully included at Yale, many of whom have described experiences of isolation, and even of hostility, during their time here, it is clear that we need to make significant changes so that all members of our community truly feel welcome and can participate equally in the activities of the university.

  3. Keith Ditcham:

    The longer this goes on and the more desperate the situation becomes, it may lead to bolder decisions that lead to the release of more violent or more dangerous criminals, what do you do when things return to normality? You have a number of undesirables either in your country or traveling globally ... It puts the whole law enforcement effort back by a significant margin.

  4. Thomas Clarke:

    Japanese corporations still have significant problems with the secrecy of their corporate dealings and lack of transparency in their finances and operations.

  5. Neal Epstein:

    The change could be significant.


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