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important

adjective
 
 
/ɪmˈpɔːtənt/
VALUABLE A1 valuable, useful, or necessary: My family is very important to me. [+ to do sth] Listen, Donna has something important to say.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
POWERFUL B1 having a lot of power, influence, or effect: an important person/decision → Opposite unimportantImportanceUseful or advantageousPosition and status in groups and organizations
importantly adverb B2 They provided hot showers and, more importantly, clean clothes.
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