The consequences of the events of World War II are important.
An example of important events are the consequences of World War II.
- meaning a great deal; having much significance, consequence, or value
- having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
Origin of importantFrench from OIt importante from Medieval Latin importans, present participle of importare: see import
- Strongly affecting the course of events or the nature of things; significant: an important message that must get through; close friends who are important to me.
- Having high social rank or influence; prominent: government leaders and other important people.
- Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position or authority; authoritative: recited the decree with an important air.
- Obsolete Importunate.
Origin of importantMiddle English from Old French from Medieval Latin importāns important- present participle of importāre to mean from Latin to import ; see import .
(comparative more important, superlative most important)
From Middle French important, from Latin importans