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sig·nif·i·cant

significant

 
 
pronunciation:
sihg nI f knt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having consequence or import; important.
It was a small but significant victory, as it gave the troops the confidence they needed to battle on.Other than price, there is no significant difference between these products.
 
synonyms:
consequential, considerable, important, major, material, substantial
antonyms:
immaterial, insignificant, little, negligible, paltry, small, superficial, trifling
similar words:
big, chief, critical, fateful, fundamental, grave, great, influential, momentous, notable, operative, paramount, prime, salient, serious, signal, weighty
definition 2: having meaning; meaningful.
The fact that the window was open was not significant to us at first.
synonyms:
meaningful, pregnant
antonyms:
empty, insignificant
similar words:
eloquent, material, operative, pointed, suggestive
derivation: significantly (adv.)