significant[ sig-nif-i-kuhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF significant
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Its most significant details were of a sordid kind, familiar to poverty.
Mrs. Pendarves went to see it, and her criticisms are significant for the taste of the time.
The Peace Mark was only one of the significant ways in which Indians painted their faces.
This essay is quite as significant for what it has not said as for what it has said.
"You do not know but it may be a friend," was his significant answer.
He seemed to understand me, and swallowed it himself, in a significant manner.
These observations were accompanied with the most significant looks.
The unaccustomed action was significant; it bespoke a passionate loyalty.
And Gaunt, who was standing by, and knew it also, telegraphed a significant look to Huntley.
"I don't want to follow him," he replied, with a significant simplicity.
1570s, "having a meaning," from Latin significantem (nominative significans, present participle of significare "make known, indicate" (see signify). Earlier in the same sense was significative (c.1400). Often "having a special or secret meaning," hence "important" (1761). Related: Significantly. Significant figure is from 1680s. Significant other (n.) attested by 1961, in psychology, "the most influential other person in the patient's world."