momentous


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mo·men·tous

 (mō-mĕn′təs)
adj.
Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence: a momentous occasion; a momentous decision.

mo·men′tous·ly adv.
mo·men′tous·ness n.

momentous

(məʊˈmɛntəs)
adj
of great significance
moˈmentously adv
moˈmentousness n

mo•men•tous

(moʊˈmɛn təs)

adj.
of great importance.
[1645–55]
mo•men′tous•ly, adv.
mo•men′tous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.momentous - of very great significancemomentous - of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"

momentous

momentous

adjective
1. Having great consequence or weight:
2. So critically decisive as to affect the future:
Translations
بالِغ الأهَمِّيَّههَامٌ جِداً
důležitý
afgørendebetydningsfuld
merkittävä
značajan
jelentőségű: nagy jelentőségű
òÿîingarmikill, afdrifaríkur
きわめて重大な
중대한
mycket viktig
ซึ่งมีความสำคัญมาก
quan trọng

momentous

[məʊˈmentəs] ADJtrascendental, de gran trascendencia

momentous

[məʊˈmɛntəs] adj
[decision] → capital(e)
[day] → capital(e)

momentous

adj (= memorable, important)bedeutsam, bedeutungsvoll; (= of great consequence)von großer Tragweite; of momentous significancevon entscheidender Bedeutung

momentous

[məʊˈmɛntəs] adj(molto) importante, di grande importanza

moment

(ˈməumənt) noun
1. a very short space of time. I'll be ready in a moment; after a few moments' silence.
2. a particular point in time. At that moment, the telephone rang.
ˈmomentary adjective
lasting for only a moment. a momentary feeling of fear.
ˈmomentarily ((American) moumənˈte-) adverb
moˈmentous (-ˈmen-) adjective
of great importance. a momentous event.
moˈmentously adverb
at the moment
at this particular time; now. She's rather busy at the moment.
the moment (that)
exactly when. I want to see him the moment he arrives.

momentous

هَامٌ جِداً důležitý afgørende bedeutsam βαρυσήμαντος trascendental merkittävä capital značajan molto importante きわめて重大な 중대한 gewichtig av stor betydning doniosły importantíssimo значительный mycket viktig ซึ่งมีความสำคัญมาก çok önemli quan trọng 重大的
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During the momentous hour that succeeded, the encampment resembled a hive of troubled bees, who only awaited the appearance and example of their leader to take some distant and momentous flight.
MISS HEPZIBAH PYNCHEON sat in the oaken elbow-chair, with her hands over her face, giving way to that heavy down-sinking of the heart which most persons have experienced, when the image of hope itself seems ponderously moulded of lead, on the eve of an enterprise at once doubtful and momentous.
It is of moment to her soul, and, therefore, as the worshipful Governor says, momentous to thine own, ill whose charge hers is.
One way and another, it has begotten events so remarkable in themselves, and so continuously momentous in their sequential issues, that whaling may well be regarded as that Egyptian mother, who bore offspring themselves pregnant from her womb.
Looking over the side, they saw the before lifeless head throbbing and heaving just below the surface of the sea, as if that moment seized with some momentous idea; whereas it was only the poor Indian unconsciously revealing by those struggles the perilous depth to which he had sunk.
The eldest of a large family, she was still considered by her father and mother as one of "the children," and the proposal that she should go to Orleans was a most momentous one to the family circle.
Both the sisters seemed struck: not shocked or appalled; the tidings appeared in their eyes rather momentous than afflicting.
She dictated the last momentous sentence of the will (from the rough draft in her own possession) in these words:
I try in vain to recall how I felt about it, and what its circumstances were; but it is not momentous in my recollection.
But, when Herbert and I had held our momentous conversation, I was seized with a feverish conviction that I ought to hunt the matter down - that I ought not to let it rest, but that I ought to see Mr.
I would not have dwelt so long upon a circumstance that, perhaps, at first sight, may appear not very momentous, if I had not thought it necessary to justify my character, in point of cleanliness, to the world; which, I am told, some of my maligners have been pleased, upon this and other occasions, to call in question.
To you, my friends, every occurrence of that momentous period is already familiar.