- (RP) IPA: /ɪmˈpɔːtənt/, [ɪmˈpʰɔːʔn̩t]
- (GA) IPA: /ɪmˈpɔɹtənt/, [ɪmˈpʰɔɹʔn̩t]
- (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ɪmˈpo(ː)ɹtənt/, [ɪmˈpʰo(ː)ɹtn̩t], [ɪmˈpʰɔɹʔɪ̃nt̚]
- (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ɪmˈpo.tənt/, [ɪmˈpʰoətn̩t]
- Having relevant and crucial value.
- It is very important to give your daughter independence in her life so she learns from experience.
- 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
- Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
- 1988, Robert Ferro, Second Son:
- For this was the most important thing, that when a person felt strongly about an issue in life, it mustn’t be ignored by others; for if it was, everything subsequent to it would turn out badly, even though there should seem to be no direct connection.
- (obsolete) Pompous; self-important.
- French: important
- German: wichtig
- Italian: importante
- Portuguese: importante
- Russian: ва́жный
- Spanish: importante