momentous

  • 1 Momentous — Mo*men tous, a. [Cf. L. momentosus rapid, momentary.] Of moment or consequence; very important; weighty; as, a momentous decision; momentous affairs. {Mo*men tous*ly}, adv. {Mo*men tous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 momentous — [mō men′təs, məmen′təs] adj. of great moment; very important [a momentous decision] momentously adv. momentousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 momentous — I adjective big, consequential, critical, crucial, earthshaking, far reaching, fateful, grand, grave, great, important, impressive, magni momenti, major, marked, material, memorable, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 momentous — (adj.) 1650s, from MOMENT (Cf. moment) + OUS (Cf. ous) to carry the sense of important while MOMENTARY (Cf. momentary) kept the meaning of an instant of time. Related: Momentously; momentousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 momentous — [adj] important; serious big, chips are down*, consequential, considerable, critical, crucial, decisive, earth shaking, earth shattering, epochal, eventful, far reaching, fateful, grave, heavy, heavy number, historic, material, meaningful,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 momentous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of great importance or significance. DERIVATIVES momentously adverb momentousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 momentous — mo|men|tous [məuˈmentəs, mə US mou , mə ] adj a momentous event, change, or decision is very important because it will have a great influence on the future ▪ a momentous decision ▪ Momentous events are taking place in the US. ▪ His colleagues all …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 momentous — [[t]moʊme̱ntəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you refer to a decision, event, or change as momentous, you mean that it is very important, often because of the effects that it will have in the future. ...the momentous decision to send in the troops... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 momentous — adjective a momentous event, occasion, decision etc is very important or serious, especially because it will have a great influence on the future: a momentous decision | 1789 was a momentous year in European history …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 momentous — momentously, adv. momentousness, n. /moh men teuhs/, adj. of great or far reaching importance or consequence: a momentous day. [1645 55; MOMENT + OUS] Syn. vital, critical, crucial, serious. See heavy. Ant. trivial, trifling. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 momentous — adj. Momentous is used with these nouns: ↑change, ↑decision, ↑event, ↑news, ↑occasion, ↑year …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 momentous — mo|men|tous [ mou mentəs ] adjective very important because of having an effect on future events: a momentous occasion/event/decision …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 momentous — adjective a momentous decision Syn: important, significant, historic, portentous, critical, crucial, life and death, decisive, pivotal, consequential, of consequence, far reaching, earth shattering, earth shaking; formal of moment Ant:… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 momentous — UK [məʊˈmentəs] / US [moʊˈmentəs] adjective very important because of having an effect on future events a momentous occasion/event/decision …

    English dictionary

  • 15 momentous — adjective Date: 1656 important, consequential • momentously adverb • momentousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 momentous — adjective /məʊˈmɛn.təs,moʊˈmɛn.təs/ a) outstanding in importance b) of unparalleled significance See Also: momentously, momentousness …

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  • 17 momentous — Synonyms and related words: absolute, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, big, big league, big name, big time, bigwig, bigwigged, bustling, charged, charismatic, charming, clothed with authority, commanding, competent …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 momentous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. important, consequential, great, notable, signal; serious, solemn, memorable; influential. See importance. Ant., unimportant, trivial. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. far reaching, serious,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 momentous — mo·men·tous || məʊ mentÉ™s adj. important, significant, of great consequence, weighty …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 momentous — adjective of great importance or significance. Derivatives momentously adverb momentousness noun …

    English new terms dictionary


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