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importantadjective

uk   /ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/ us   /ɪmˈpɔːr.tənt/
A1 necessary or of great value: I think his career is more important to him than I am. It's important for children to learn to get on with each other. The important thing is to keep the heat low or the sugar will burn. He's not amazingly handsome, but he's nice and that's more important.
Opposite
B1 having great effect or influence: He was one of the most important writers of that period. an important person/decision

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importantly
adverb uk   /ɪmˈpɔː.tənt.li/ us   /ɪmˈpɔːr.tənt.li/

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B2 If we served more soft drinks, there would be fewer hangovers and, more importantly, fewer drink-driving incidents.
(Definition of important from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"important" in American English

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importantadjective

us   /ɪmˈpɔr·tənt/
of great value, meaning, or effect: an important discovery [+ that clause] It’s important that you tell the doctor all your symptoms.
Important also means having great influence: an important modern artist
importance
noun [U] us   /ɪmˈpɔr·təns/
He stressed the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet.
importantly
adverb us   /ɪmˈpɔr·tənt·li/
She has a pleasant personality, but more importantly, she is well qualified for the job.
(Definition of important from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “important”
in Korean 중요한, 영향력이 큰…
in Arabic مُهِمّ…
in Malaysian penting…
in French important…
in Russian важный, значительный, влиятельный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 必需的, 重要的, 珍貴的…
in Italian importante…
in Turkish önemli, faydalı, gerekli…
in Polish ważny…
in Spanish importante…
in Vietnamese quan trọng…
in Portuguese importante…
in Thai สำคัญ…
in German wichtig…
in Catalan important…
in Japanese 大切な, 地位の高い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 必需的, 重要的, 珍贵的…
in Indonesian penting…
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