all-important
all-important all-important adj. prenom. 1. of the greatest importance. the all-important subject of disarmament

Syn: all important(predicate), crucial, essential, of the essence(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • all-important — all im portant adjective very important or the most important of all: We learned what to do in those all important few minutes after an accident occurs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • all-important — all im portant adj extremely important ▪ the all important question in everyone s minds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-important — [ôl′im pôrt′ nt] adj. highly important; necessary; essential …   English World dictionary

  • all-important — index necessary (required) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • all-important — UK / US adjective very important, or the most important of all We learned what to do in those all important few minutes after an accident occurs …   English dictionary

  • all important — adjective of the greatest importance the all important subject of disarmament crucial information in chess cool nerves are of the essence • Syn: ↑all important, ↑crucial, ↑essential, ↑of the essence …   Useful english dictionary

  • all-important — adjective of the greatest importance (Freq. 2) the all important subject of disarmament crucial information in chess cool nerves are of the essence • Syn: ↑all important, ↑crucial, ↑essential, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • all-important — adjective Date: 1787 of very great or greatest importance < an all important question > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all important — indispensable; of very great significance, of greatest importance; crucial (e.g. this is an all important question ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • all-important — all′ impor′tant adj. vitally important; essential • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

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