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The state or fact of being of great significance or value.‘the importance of a good education’‘an issue of great importance’
significance, momentousness, import, consequence, note, noteworthiness, substance, valuepower, influence, authority, sway, weight, dominanceView synonyms
- ‘How can an organisation of this size and importance be allowed to get away with this?’
- ‘Costumes and furniture have as much importance as what is spoken at dinner tables.’
- ‘The issue is of such importance that it should be dealt with at this early stage.’
- ‘But her parents always emphasised the importance of higher education to their four children.’
- ‘This is a subject that is very important to some, and has no importance in the mind of others.’
- ‘The best way to silence anybody puffed up with their own importance is to laugh at them.’
- ‘It is right that if work of this importance is to be carried out, it should be done properly.’
- ‘A great importance is attached to relaxation techniques that might help a person tensed due to chronic stressful life style.’
- ‘It is always the case that only in a player's absence do we get a true idea of their importance to the team.’
- ‘Take one problem and break it down into parts, ranking them in order of importance.’
- ‘The importance of things can be measured by the amount of time we're willing to give them.’
- ‘The importance of this question has been acknowledged on all sides in the present case.’
- ‘Music lost its importance and he even sold some of his guitars to pay for his habit.’
- ‘His long dark hair fell loose down his back and his purple robes showed his great importance.’
- ‘The celebration of this festival shows the importance given to tradition in our religion.’
- ‘On the whole it is clear that my field trip was of huge importance for my research.’
- ‘I want to write. I want to be able to spend a day doing nothing of any real importance.’
- ‘Most buildings of importance were pulverised and much of the city is still a ruin.’
- ‘There was no importance placed on the way you look, because that was not the way you were going to get by.’
- ‘Their own passion and commitment to achieve all odds has been of great importance to me.’
full of one's own importance
Having a very high opinion of oneself; self-important.‘the butler was a gentleman full of his own importance’
- ‘Watching her outside the house, she seems a bit, well, full of her own importance as though everything she says matters, even though, frankly, it doesn't.’
- ‘You seem awfully full of your own importance around girls sometimes.’
- ‘Some were engaging, others pompous, and yet others far too full of their own importance.’
- ‘He is someone full of his own importance who wants you to think his time is more precious than yours.’
- ‘He accused local Councillors of not having a clue and being 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.’’
- ‘All afternoon he's successfully impersonated a man who's not hurried, not ruffled, and not full of his own importance.’
- ‘She is audaciously arrogant, completely full of her own importance, and tears into everyone around her: ‘If I can't keep the manor, I want it to go to one of us.'’
- ‘Myres is so full of his own importance he is incapable of making a sincere apology.’
- ‘He is so full of his own importance that he has published a book explaining how heroic, free-thinking people like himself are superior to the conformist masses.’
Early 16th century: from French, from medieval Latin importantia, from important- ‘being of consequence’, from the verb importare (see import).
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