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significance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of significance

  1. 1 the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action the significance of that word is much debated by biblical scholars Synonyms of significance content, denotation, drift, import, intent, intention, purport, sense, meaning, significationWords Related to significance connotation; clue, cue, hint, implication, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion; message, tenor, theme; bottom, essence, essentiality, nature, soul, spirit, stuff; acceptance, acceptation, definition; burden, crux, gist; core, heart, kernel, marrow, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quick; matter, motif, motive, question, subject, topic

  2. 2 the quality or state of being important the political significance of the special commission's report Synonyms of significance account, consequence, import, magnitude, moment, momentousness, importance, weight, weightinessWords Related to significance celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, preeminence, prominence, renown; store, substance, substantiveness, value, worth, worthiness; gravity, seriousness; authority, control, dominion, mastery, potency, power, sway; mark, name, report, reputation, repute; centrality, essentiality, essentialness; cachet, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; glory, greatness, honor, illustriousnessNear Antonyms of significance paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms of significance insignificance, littleness, puniness, slightness, smallness, triviality

Synonym Discussion of significance

importance, consequence, moment, weight, significance mean a quality or aspect having great worth or significance. importance implies a value judgment of the superior worth or influence of something or someone.
    • a region with no cities of importance
consequence generally implies importance because of probable or possible effects.
    • the style you choose is of little consequence
moment implies conspicuous or self-evident consequence.
    • a decision of great moment
weight implies a judgment of the immediate relative importance of something.
    • the argument carried no weight with the judge
significance implies a quality or character that should mark a thing as important but that is not self-evident and may or may not be recognized.
    • the treaty's significance


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