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momentous

[ moh-men-tuhs ]
/ moʊˈmɛn təs /
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adjective

of great or far-reaching importance or consequence: a momentous day.

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Nearby words

moment of truth, momentarily, momentary, momently, momento, momentous, momentum, momism, momma, momme, mommsen

Origin of momentous

First recorded in 1645–55; moment + -ous
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momentous

/ (məʊˈmɛntəs) /

adjective

of great significance
Derived Formsmomentously, adverbmomentousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for momentously

momentous


adj.

1650s, from moment + -ous to carry the sense of "important" while momentary kept the meaning "of an instant of time." Related: Momentously; momentousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper