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influential

[in-floo-en-shuh l] /ˌɪn fluˈɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
having or exerting influence, especially great influence:
three influential educators.
noun
2.
a person who exerts or can exert strong influence:
according to influentials of the fashion industry.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Medieval Latin influenti(a) stellar emanation (see influence) + -al1
Related forms
influentially, adverb
noninfluential, adjective
noninfluentially, adverb
overinfluential, adjective
quasi-influential, adjective
quasi-influentially, adverb
uninfluential, adjective
uninfluentially, adverb
Synonyms
1. consequential, forceful, important.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-influential

influential

/ˌɪnflʊˈɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
having or exerting influence
Derived Forms
influentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-influential

influential

adj.

"powerful," 1650s, from Medieval Latin influentialis, from influentia (see influence). Earlier in an astrological sense (1560s).

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