Definition of momentous in English:

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Pronunciation: /mə(ʊ)ˈmɛntəs/


Of great importance or significance, especially in having a bearing on future events: a period of momentous changes in East-West relations a momentous decision
More example sentences
  • The prospect of a single currency may present this country with one of the most momentous decisions in its history.
  • It was just after I sat my finals at art college in 1962 that a series of momentous events occurred.
  • After the momentous events of 1953 the men from the expedition shared a rare friendship.
important, significant, epoch-making, historic, apocalyptic, headline, fateful, portentous, critical, crucial, vital, life-and-death, decisive, pivotal, serious, grave, weighty, consequential, big, great, far-reaching, life-changing, of importance, of moment, of significance, of consequence;
earth-shaking, earth-shattering, world-shaking, world-shattering



Example sentences
  • They made the rounds at the meetings of the financial organizations, presenting their data as a momentously cautionary tale.
  • I was simply overwhelmed by sensation: one simply stood, receiving momentously bad news second by second with no possible escape or remedy.
  • Suddenly, putting out the ‘party vibe,’ for arenas of fans became momentously difficult.


Pronunciation: /mə(ʊ)ˈmɛntəsnəs/
Example sentences
  • It is impossible to overstate the momentousness of such events, and yet they have fallen into a shadowy disregard, eclipsed by recent history.
  • ‘Yes,’ said the delicate boy, fingers touching his lips as the momentousness of his confession struck home.
  • He didn't seem to care what he published - the act of publication was no longer invested for him with any momentousness.

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