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Health officials said a “significant” number of residents — including teachers — who did not fit into those categories have been turned away from county sites.

The “NYPD Files” has resulted in significant moves toward change.

This NFL offseason will be one of significant quarterback movement.

Reversing that trend will require people to make significant lifestyle changes, which can be difficult, Braha said.

Maldonado said she’ll also be on the lookout for any cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which is often a concern when it comes to vaccines, but she noted that no significant increases in cases were seen in any of the adult trials.

And in either case, “the significant benefit from allowing Wi-Fi hotspots outweighs these concerns.”

This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.

The town, known in Arabic as Ayn al-Arab, is so significant to ISIS that the group calls it Ayn al-Islam.

Occasionally, guys and girls admitted outright they were looking for a potential significant other.

It was the first significant violence directed toward police after weeks of demonstrations across the city.

In dramatic interpretation the voice is a much more significant feature relatively than is the detail of gesture in pantomime.

And in his heart the name of the poem repeated itself with significant insistence: Unwelcome!

The finely granular variety is the least significant, and is found when the epithelium is only moderately affected.

By all the sounded consonants we have—“Inhuman Civil War;” the latter shorter, more significant, and more easily remembered.

An odd and somewhat unromantic name, but very significant of the circumstances under which she was found.


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The adjectives significant and meaningful, when describing forms of expression, imply an underlying and unexpressed thought whose existence is plainly shown although its precise nature is left to conjecture. Significant suggests conveying important or hidden meaning: On hearing this statement, he gave the officers a significant glance. Meaningful implies a secret and intimate understanding between the persons involved: Meaningful looks passed between them. 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 151 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to significant, such as: compelling, important, momentous, powerful, serious, and symbolic.

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