Origin of significant
OTHER WORDS FROM significantsig·nif·i·cant·ly, adverbnon·sig·nif·i·cant, adjectivesu·per·sig·nif·i·cant, adjectiveun·sig·nif·i·cant, adjective
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The adjective significant describes things that are important, indicative of something, or suggestive of a hidden secret meaning. Do you know when to use significant, expressive, meaningful, and suggestive? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
How to use significant in a sentence
Health officials said a “significant” number of residents — including teachers — who did not fit into those categories have been turned away from county sites.South Africa and U.K. coronavirus variants detected in D.C.; Maryland to open third mass vaccination site|Erin Cox, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The “NYPD Files” has resulted in significant moves toward change.
This NFL offseason will be one of significant quarterback movement.The NFL’s top QBs are waking up to their power, following Tom Brady and LeBron James|Jerry Brewer|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Reversing that trend will require people to make significant lifestyle changes, which can be difficult, Braha said.George Washington University commits to single-use-plastic ban|Lauren Lumpkin|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Maldonado said she’ll also be on the lookout for any cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which is often a concern when it comes to vaccines, but she noted that no significant increases in cases were seen in any of the adult trials.Fauci: Vaccines for Kids as Young as First Graders Could Be Authorized by September|by Caroline Chen|February 11, 2021|ProPublica
And in either case, “the significant benefit from allowing Wi-Fi hotspots outweighs these concerns.”How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.
The town, known in Arabic as Ayn al-Arab, is so significant to ISIS that the group calls it Ayn al-Islam.
Occasionally, guys and girls admitted outright they were looking for a potential significant other.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the first significant violence directed toward police after weeks of demonstrations across the city.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In dramatic interpretation the voice is a much more significant feature relatively than is the detail of gesture in pantomime.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
And in his heart the name of the poem repeated itself with significant insistence: Unwelcome!The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The finely granular variety is the least significant, and is found when the epithelium is only moderately affected.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
By all the sounded consonants we have—“Inhuman Civil War;” the latter shorter, more significant, and more easily remembered.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
An odd and somewhat unromantic name, but very significant of the circumstances under which she was found.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie