Definition of all-important in English:

all-important

adjective

  • Vitally important; crucial.

    ‘the town's all-important tourist industry’
    • ‘In many ways, such figures were all-important in helping to shape the New Left.’
    • ‘Most of the tips are useful, such as how to maximise networking potential and where to find those all-important contacts.’
    • ‘Therefore this is your last opportunity to make that all-important gift or cash donation to the charity.’
    • ‘That ideologues can pump up small things and make them seem all-important is very old news.’
    • ‘Seven years ago, the all-important decision to build the new centre was made - and there would be no looking back.’
    • ‘Of course, even when we've made that all-important investment decision, it's still not finished.’
    • ‘This was a man who had no intention of allowing any error to distract from his all-important evidence in defence of the Government.’
    • ‘Back then people had more to fear from a simple introduction than just screwing up the all-important first impression.’
    • ‘Once or twice a couple of us even managed to sneak in and get that all-important present from the man with the white beard.’
    • ‘Do, however, stay on the phone for a few seconds after the all-important beep, and sigh audibly into the receiver.’
    • ‘So it could be an important part of a Tory manifesto, but not the all-important issue.’
    • ‘He flew back to Mumbai on time to be with Suzanne on their all-important day.’
    • ‘Of course, the all-important marketing skill was tellingly lacking in Murthy.’
    • ‘So long as the horse was all-important in war, the upper classes were all-important, because they could ride.’
    • ‘Why, without these all-important ingredients there was no romance, she insisted.’
    • ‘But, when it comes to selling a house, the grubby topic of money is all-important.’
    • ‘The all-important goal came ten minutes from the finish from Oliver Gordon.’
    • ‘An extra two per cent could have catapulted me from an E in chemistry to that all-important D.’
    • ‘In addition, the all-important transitions between scenes were often too slow as well.’
    • ‘Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.’
    vital, essential, indispensable, crucial, key, necessary, needed, required, requisite, important, vitally important, of the utmost importance, of great consequence, of the essence, critical, life-and-death, imperative, mandatory
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

all-important

/ɔːlɪmˈpɔːt(ə)nt/