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[im-pawr-tns] /ɪmˈpɔr tns/

the quality or state of being ; consequence; significance.
position or standing; personal or social consequence.
consequential air or manner:
an air of bustling importance.
Obsolete. an matter.
Obsolete. .
Obsolete. or meaning.
the state of being important; significance
social status; standing; esteem: a man of importance


c.1500, from Middle French importance or directly from Medieval Latin importantia, from importantem (see important).


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