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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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They went away each on his own account, and yet it was only in consequence of their going away that the momentous event was accomplished that will always remain the greatest glory of the Russian people.
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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.
IT is no part of mine to narrate the adventures of John Nicholson, which were many, but simply his more momentous misadventures, which were more than he desired, and, by human standards, more than he deserved; how he reached California, how he was rooked, and robbed, and beaten, and starved; how he was at last taken up by charitable folk, restored to some degree of self-complacency, and installed as a clerk in a bank in San Francisco, it would take too long to tell; nor in these episodes were there any marks of the peculiar Nicholsonic destiny, for they were just such matters as befell some thousands of other young adventurers in the same days and places.
But Grandfather delayed its momentous history while he touched briefly upon some of the bloody battles, sieges, and onslaughts, the tidings of which kept continually coming to the ears of the old inhabitants of Boston.
There was that in the haste with which he came which seemed quite sufficiently menacing, so that I did not need the added evidence of brandishing spear and scowling face to warn me that I was in no safe position, but whither to flee was indeed a momentous question.
Mistress Dale, on her part, looked even more charming, if possible, than on the momentous day when she went to Plympton Church to marry one man and found another.
If the road over which you will still have to pass should in some places appear to you tedious or irksome, you will recollect that you are in quest of information on a subject the most momentous which can engage the attention of a free people, that the field through which you have to travel is in itself spacious, and that the difficulties of the journey have been unnecessarily increased by the mazes with which sophistry has beset the way.