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Definitions for momentous
moʊˈmɛn təsmo·men·tous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. momentous(adj)

    of very great significance

    "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"


  1. momentous(Adjective)

    outstanding in importance

  2. momentous(Adjective)

    of unparalleled significance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Momentous(adj)

    of moment or consequence; very important; weighty; as, a momentous decision; momentous affairs

  2. Origin: [Cf. L. momentosus rapid, momentary.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of momentous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of momentous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of momentous in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion.

  2. Frederic Goudy:

    Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous.

  3. Deborah Merritt:

    She described to us how momentous it felt to sit in that historic conference room with just the other eight justices.

  4. Shannon Rivkin:

    And today marks the potentially momentous meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

  5. Elihu Burritt:

    Forming characters Whose Our own or others Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.

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