Definition of Momentous

1. Adjective. Of very great significance. "A momentous event"

Similar to: Important, Significant
Derivative terms: Moment, Momentousness



Definition of Momentous

1. a. Of moment or consequence; very important; weighty; as, a momentous decision; momentous affairs.

Definition of Momentous

1. Adjective. outstanding in importance ¹

2. Adjective. of unparalleled significance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Momentous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momentous

momental
momentally
momentane
momentaneous
momentany
momentarily
momentariness
momentarinesses
momentary
momentary god
momentary gods
momently
momento
momentoes
momentos
momentous (current term)
momentously
momentousness
momentousnesses
moments
moments of force
moments of truth
momentum
momentumless
momentums
momes
momi
momic
momics
momier

Literary usage of Momentous

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"The immediate occasion of this momentous resolve was the awe inspired by a thunderstorm. But civil distractions were powerless to extinguish scientific zeal ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1913)
"... the advent of a momentous change, the full extent of which was never to become perceptible to himself. But the new birth of puritanism, together with ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... he has been grappling with these momentous problems, and here we have the maturest processes and results of all his thinking and of his life's ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... a matter which deserves closer examination, for it is of momentous importance. Scripture speaks not merely of the knowledge of right and wrong granted ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... The most momentous effect of the establishment of the Eastern Roman Empire on European civilization ..."

6. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... examining, analysing, and debating the most momentous points of civil and military administration on which the foundations of this wondrous empire rest. ..."

7. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"the Roman Empire, the effects upon family life and on the character of men and women would in the long run be momentous. XXIV. ..."

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