Synonyms of important in English:

important


See definition of important

adjective

1‘an important meeting’

SYNONYMS

significant, consequential, momentous, of great moment, of import, of great import, of great consequence, far-reaching, major

critical, crucial, vital, pivotal, decisive, urgent, epoch-making, historic, seminal

serious, grave, substantial, weighty, signal, material

ANTONYMS

unimportant, trivial

2‘the important thing is that you do well in your A levels’

SYNONYMS

main, chief, principal, key, major, salient, prime, dominant, foremost, supreme, predominant, paramount, overriding, cardinal, crucial, vital, indispensable, critical, essential, significant, urgent

central, fundamental, basic

informal number-one

ANTONYMS

unimportant, inessential

3‘the school was important to the community’

SYNONYMS

of value, valuable, valued, useful, of use, beneficial, necessary, essential, indispensable, vital, of the essence

of concern, of interest, relevant, pertinent, material, germane

ANTONYMS

unimportant, irrelevant

4‘he was an important man’

SYNONYMS

powerful, influential, of influence, well-connected, high-ranking, high-level, top-level, controlling, dominant, formidable

prominent, eminent, pre-eminent, notable, noteworthy, of note

distinguished, esteemed, respected, prestigious, celebrated, famous, great, grand

leading, foremost, outstanding

informal big, big time, major league, big league

ANTONYMS

unimportant, insignificant