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important
Important, [import]ante. adj. Qui importe, qui est de consequence, qui est considerable. Discours important, mot important, parole importante. cette affaire est fort importante. la faute que vous avez faite est plus importante que vous ne pensez. il est important pour le bien de la Republique qu'elle soit gouvernée par des gens sages. il auroit esté important pour le bien de vos affaires que vous eussiez fait ce voyage. il seroit important que vous assistassiez au jugement de vostre procés. cela n'est pas fort important.
On dit subst. qu'Un homme fait l'important, pour dire, qu'Il fait le necessaire, l'homme de consequence.

Dictionnaire de l'Académie française . 1964.

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  • important — important, ante [ ɛ̃pɔrtɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1476; it. importante → importance I ♦ (Choses) 1 ♦ Qui importe; qui a beaucoup d intérêt, de grandes conséquences. ⇒ considérable, grand. Question importante. ⇒ majeur. Rôle important. Extrêmement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • important — important, ante (in por tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Qui importe, qui est de conséquence, qui est considérable. Il est important de se hâter. •   Une perte si importante, VAUGEL. Q. C. p. 180. •   Un mot important pour ton bien, Et qui peut établir ton …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • important — IMPORTÁNT, Ă, importanţi, te, adj. Care are însemnătate, valoare; însemnat. ♦ (Despre persoane) De vază; remarcabil, ilustru. ♦ (ir.) Care se crede om de seamă; plin de aroganţă, îngâmfat. – Din fr. important. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • important — important, importantly Both words have a special elliptical use dating from the 1930s, in which one or other stands by itself (or qualified by more, most, etc.) as a kind of sentence adverb: • Perhaps more importantly, income not applied to… …   Modern English usage

  • Important — Im*por tant, a. [F. important. See {Import}, v. t.] 1. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thou hast strength as much As serves to execute a mind very important. Chapman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • important — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. important and directly from M.L. importantem (nom. importans), prp. of importare be significant in, from L. importare bring in (see IMPORT (Cf. import)). Related: Importantly …   Etymology dictionary

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  • important — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of great significance or value. 2) having high rank or social status. DERIVATIVES importance noun importantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • important — [im pôrt′ nt] adj. [Fr < OIt importante < ML importans, prp. of importare: see IMPORT] 1. meaning a great deal; having much significance, consequence, or value 2. having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position,… …   English World dictionary


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