Important and Pivotal


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Important adjective – Having great meaning or lasting effect.
Usage example: the discovery of penicillin was a very important event in the history of medicine

Pivotal is a synonym for important in critical topic. In some cases you can use "Pivotal" instead an adjective "Important", when it comes to topics like vital, meaningful.
Nearby Words: importance, importantly, importation
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Pivotal adjective – Being of crucial importance.
Usage example: "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger

Important is a synonym for pivotal in critical topic. You can use "Important" instead an adjective "Pivotal", if it concerns topics such as vital, meaningful, central.
Nearby Words: pivot, pivoted
Synonyms for Pivotal

Things that words describes

clue important clue pivotal clue
device important device pivotal device
character important character pivotal character
work important work pivotal work
Other nouns: role, part, member, meeting, event, point, scene, episode, moment, figure, characters, decision, theme, element, battle, figures, points, events, battles, members, roles, scenes, moments, decisions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Anime / Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion Secondary Character Title: Though Madoka is still an important and pivotal character in the movie, Rebellion is clearly Homura's story this time around.
  • The death of a single plot-important character is a tragic and often pivotal point; the deaths of thousands of faceless Mooks, even if by torture, are simply background noise, so to speak.
  • The Neidermeyer Depending on the game, this role's importance varies from pivotal to merely important.
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