1. of great significance or value

- important people

- the important questions of the day

Similar word(s): essential, crucial, essential, alpha, beta, big, burning, cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal, chief, main, master, primary, principal, consequential, eventful, copernican, distinguished, grand, grave, grievous, heavy, weighty, great, outstanding, historic, measurable, serious, strategic, important, significant, valuable

2. important in effect or meaning

Similar word(s): important, meaningful, momentous, epochal, earthshaking, evidential, evidentiary, fundamental, profound, large, monumental, notable, noteworthy, remarkable, probative, probatory, operative, portentous, prodigious, significant

3. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

Similar word(s): critical, critical, decisive, pivotal, polar, decisive, essential, crucial

4. having authority or ascendancy or influence

- an important official

Similar word(s): influential, authoritative

5. having or suggesting a consciousness of high position

- recited the decree with an important air

- took long important strides in the direction of his office

Similar word(s): immodest

Sentences with important as an adjective:

- It is very important to give your daughter independence in her life so she learns from experience.