- a person who exerts or can exert strong influence: according to influentials of the fashion industry.
Origin of influential
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1. consequential, forceful, important.
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Examples from the Web for uninfluential
Mansfield owed nothing to his noble relations, who were poor and uninfluential.Self-Help
I did not want to quarrel with anyone, influential or uninfluential.The Lady of the Basement Flat
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A man wholly without prejudice would be powerless and uninfluential.The Apostles
She is thoroughly thoughtful, and her religion is not of the uninfluential kind Mary describes.More Bywords
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Nor was Varney uninfluential in dissuading her from proclaiming her second marriage till occasion necessitated.Lucretia, Complete
- having or exerting influence
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Word Origin and History for uninfluential
"powerful," 1650s, from Medieval Latin influentialis, from influentia (see influence). Earlier in an astrological sense (1560s).
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