significancy


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sig·nif·i·cance

 (sĭg-nĭf′ĭ-kəns)
n.
1. The state or quality of being significant: a matter of some significance. See Synonyms at importance.
2. A meaning that is expressed or implied: What was the significance of that smile?

sig·nif′i·can·cy (-kən-sē) n.

significancy

(sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənsɪ)
n
the quality of being significant; importance
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significancy

noun
1. The quality or state of being important:
2. That which is signified by a word or expression:
3. The gist of a specific action or situation:
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Elinor could not suppose that Sir John would be more nice in proclaiming his suspicions of her regard for Edward, than he had been with respect to Marianne; indeed it was rather his favourite joke of the two, as being somewhat newer and more conjectural; and since Edward's visit, they had never dined together without his drinking to her best affections with so much significancy and so many nods and winks, as to excite general attention.
I will tell you in your private ear," replied she, wagging her turban three times with portentous significancy.
It must be noted that this flattening of the head has something in it of aristocratical significancy, like the crippling of the feet among the Chinese ladies of quality.