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momentous

adjective

Definition: having great importance and significance

Synonyms: important, significant, consequential, crucial, historic, major, decisive, critical

Antonyms: insignificant, inconsequential, unimportant, trivial

Tips: Even though a moment is small, something momentous is great in importance. This term is usually used to describe very special occasions that only happen once or twice in a lifetime. Think of momentous as a way of describing the most important, significant, consequential, crucial, historic, major, decisive, or critical moment of your life. Momentous is a powerful word to describe important moments or events.

Usage Examples:

As we stand here on this momentous occasion, we look back on where we have come from. (significant, historic)

Neil Armstrong's steps on the moon proved to be one of the most momentous occurrences in world history. (important, historic)

For the athletes participating in the Olympic games, just a few shorts days--or in some events, seconds--are momentous. (crucial, significant)

When my 80-year old grandmother decided to go back to college and earn a degree at her age, her graduation was a momentous occasion for the whole family. (important, major)


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