Important and Principal


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Important adjective – Of great significance or value.
Usage example: important people

Principal is a synonym for important in main topic. In some cases you can use "Principal" instead an adjective "Important", when it comes to topics like valuable, position.
Nearby Words: importance, importantly, importation
Synonyms for Important


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Principal adjective – Coming before all others in importance.
Usage example: our principal reason for coming here today

Important is a synonym for principal. Sometimes you can use "Important" instead an adjective "Principal".
Nearby Words: principle, principally, principality, principe
Synonyms for Principal

Things that words describes

character important character principal character
role important role principal role
part important part principal part
ally important ally principal ally
Other nouns: position, reason, characters, theme, difference, figures, source, roles, themes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Chapman from Animorphs is a junior high school vice principal and an important member of the Sharing, one of the Yeerks' main fronts for "recruiting" young people.
  • Film / School of Rock Could also be considered foreshadowing, as the principal stresses how important it is.
  • Series / Dawson's Creek Monochrome Casting: Aside from a few minority extras, the one of the only important black characters was the High School principal.
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