Im*por"tant (?), a. [F. important. See Import, v. t.]

1.

Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.

[Obs.]

Thou hast strength as much As serves to execute a mind very important. Chapman.

2.

Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.

Things small as nothing . . . He makes important. Shak.

3.

Bearing on; forcible; driving.

[Obs.]

He fiercely at him flew, And with important outrage him assailed. Spenser.

4.

Importunate; pressing; urgent.

[Obs.]

Shak.

Syn. -- Weighty; momentous; significant; essential; necessary; considerable; influential; serious.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.