Synonyms for Significant

Synonyms for (adjective) Significant

Synonyms: significant, substantial

Definition: fairly large

Usage: won by a substantial margin

Similar words: considerable

Definition: large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

Usage: a considerable quantity; the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign; went to considerable trouble for us; spent a considerable amount of time on the problem


Synonyms: meaning, significant, pregnant

Definition: rich in significance or implication

Usage: a meaning look

Similar words: meaningful

Definition: having a meaning or purpose

Usage: a meaningful explanation; a meaningful discussion; a meaningful pause


Synonyms: important, significant

Definition: important in effect or meaning

Usage: a significant change in tax laws; a significant change in the Constitution; a significant contribution; significant details; statistically significant

Similar words: momentous

Definition: of very great significance

Usage: deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision; a momentous event


Similar words: epoch-making, epochal

Definition: highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era

Usage: epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill; an epoch-making discovery


Similar words: world-shaking, world-shattering, earthshaking

Definition: sufficiently significant to affect the whole world

Usage: earthshaking proposals; the contest was no world-shaking affair; the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering


Similar words: evidential, evidentiary

Definition: serving as or based on evidence

Usage: evidential signs of a forced entry; its evidentiary value


Similar words: fundamental, profound

Definition: far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

Usage: the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred; the book underwent fundamental changes; committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance; profound social changes


Similar words: large

Definition: fairly large or important in effect; influential

Usage: played a large role in the negotiations


Similar words: monumental

Definition: of outstanding significance

Usage: Einstein's monumental contributions to physics


Similar words: noteworthy, remarkable

Definition: worthy of notice

Usage: a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain; a remarkable achievement


Similar words: probative, probatory

Definition: tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

Usage: evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect


Similar words: operative

Definition: effective; producing a desired effect

Usage: the operative word


Similar words: prodigious, portentous

Definition: of momentous or ominous significance

Usage: such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity- Herman Melville; a prodigious vision