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Murray said the number of digital subscribers is in the tens of thousands range while the revenue earned from that business was not yet a meaningful portion of the publication’s overall revenue.

From Digiday

She leads all rookies1 in block percentage, she’s third in effective field-goal percentage, and she’s playing meaningful minutes for a Seattle team that leads the WNBA.

That’s why it would be important for the new agency to have a technically sophisticated staff and meaningful access to company data.

Today’s riots, still relatively rare, roil after years of legal logjams and gridlock on meaningful policing reform.

From Vox

During the pandemic, with hooking up really off the table, we’ve really seen that accelerate a strong demand for services and apps that provide more meaningful connections.

From Fortune

We have richer, healthier lives and more meaningful relationships of all kinds.

Carla points out how meaningful it can be to have people in your life who simply understand what you're going through.

If they were meaningful, we might have realized it before—surely one of these kids wore a cross, or a yarmulke, or a hijab?

He posted on Facebook about wanting to do something “right” and meaningful.

Yet meaningful negotiations to free the hostages have failed to get off the ground.

One may be good at organizing meaningful material but poor at remembering mere words.

Only when bedtime came did the continued silence of his mother become meaningful.

Then the teacher has the wonderful experience of mutual attention in which meaningful communication has taken place.

Machismo was more meaningful to the average estate than education.

Familiarity with the biological components of an ecosystem is essential to meaningful radiobiological assessment.


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What are other ways to say meaningful?

When describing forms of expression, the adjectives meaningful and significant imply an underlying and unexpressed thought whose existence is plainly shown although its precise nature is left to conjecture. Meaningful implies a secret and intimate understanding between the persons involved: Meaningful looks passed between them. Significant suggests conveying important or hidden meaning: On hearing this statement, he gave the officers a significant glance. Expressive suggests conveying, or being capable of conveying, a thought, intention, emotion, etc., in an effective or vivid manner: an expressive gesture.  Suggestive implies an indirect or covert conveying of a meaning, sometimes mentally stimulating, sometimes verging on impropriety or indecency: a suggestive story or remark.

On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to meaningful, such as: consequential, essential, important, purposeful, relevant, and serious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.