Important - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈpɔːrtnt|  American pronunciation of the word important
Brit.  |ɪmˈpɔːt(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word important


- having authority or ascendancy or influence (syn: authoritative)
an important official
- 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

Extra examples

Diet and exercise are important for health.

In his editorial, he made several important points.

Scientists have made an important discovery.

Doing her job well is important to her.

He's one of the most important scholars in his field.

Irrigation is important for farming.

Winning the contest was very important to her.

The accident taught him an important lesson.

Happiness is more important than money.

'What did you say?' 'Oh, nothing important.'

It's important to explain the procedure to the patient.

It's vitally important that you understand the danger.

It was important for the president to continue his schedule, regardless of the bomb threat.

Nothing could be more important to me than my family.

They carry guns because it makes them feel important.

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