The state or fact of being of great significance or value: the importance of a good education an issue of great importance
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- I want to write. I want to be able to spend a day doing nothing of any real importance.
- There was no importance placed on the way you look, because that was not the way you were going to get by.
- Most buildings of importance were pulverised and much of the city is still a ruin.
significance, momentousness, import, consequence, note, noteworthiness, substance, value;
seriousness, graveness, gravity, weightiness, urgency
power, influence, authority, sway, weight, dominance;
prominence, eminence, pre-eminence, notability, worth, account;
prestige, high rank, status, standing, stature, superiority, mark, fame, renown, greatness, grandness
informal clout, pull
full of one's own importance
- Having a very high opinion of oneself; self-important: the butler was a gentleman full of his own importanceMore example sentences
- He accused local Councillors of not having a clue and being full of their own importance.
- Some were engaging, others pompous, and yet others far too full of their own importance.
- They don't need some literary twit full of his own importance to tell them ‘You're too common to describe the world for yourself; better let me do it for you.’
Early 16th century: from French, from medieval Latin importantia, from important- 'being of consequence', from the verb importare (see import).
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