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[awl-im-pawr-tnt] /ˈɔl ɪmˈpɔr tnt/
extremely or vitally important; essential.
Origin of all-important
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The first and all-important work to be done is to establish the supremacy of our flag.
  • Water is an all-important resource for human and other life.
  • There were all-important political considerations as well.
  • Reach out for advice, support, and the all-important safe place to vent.
  • Without this all-important boundary, all others are irrelevant.
  • The book focuses on their perspectives toward the all-important cheese.
  • In all these cases, there's a central, all-important resource that the colony lives in and must defend.
  • They put their success down to a single all-important fact: they know what they believe in.
  • In the all-important city you can see that taxicabs, people, water towers and windows matter.
  • Now they may not have as much money, but they are spending every day answering that all-important question.
British Dictionary definitions for all-important


crucial; vital
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