(Verbs). To be important, or of importance, etc., to signify, import, matter, boot, weigh, count, to be prominent, etc., to take the lead.

    (Phrases). To be somebody, or something; to fill the bill.

    To attach, or ascribe importance to; to value, care for, etc. 897.

    To over-estimate, etc. 482, to exaggerate 549.

    (Phrases). To make much of; to make a stir, a fuss, a piece of work, or much ado about; set store upon; to lay stress upon; to take au grand sérieux.

    To mark, underline, italicise, score, accentuate, emphasise, stress, rub in.

    (Adjectives). Important, of importance, etc., grave, serious, material, weighty, influential, significant, emphatic, momentous, earnest, pressing, critical, preponderating, pregnant, urgent, paramount, essential, vital.

    (Phrase). A matter of life and death.

    Great, considerable, etc. (see 31), capital, leading, principal, superior, chief, main, prime, primary, cardinal, prominent, salient, outstanding.

    Signal, notable, memorable, remarkable, etc., grand, solemn, eventful, stirring, impressive; not to be despised, or overlooked, etc., unforgettable, worth while.

    (Phrases). Being no joke; not to be sneezed at; no laughing matter.

  • Unimportance (Substantives), indifference, insignificance, triflingness, triviality, triteness; paltriness, emptiness, nothingness, inanity, lightness, levity, frivolity, vanity, frivolousness, puerility, child's play.
  • Poverty, meagreness, meanness, shabbiness, etc. 804.

    A trifle, small matter, minutiœ, bagatelle, cipher, moonshine, mole-hill, joke, jest, snap of the fingers, flea- bite, pinch of snuff, old song, nugœ, fiddlestick, fiddlestick end, bubble, bulrush, nonentity, lay figure, nobody.

    A straw, pin, fig, button, rush, feather, farthing, brass farthing, doit, peppercorn, pebble, small fry.

    Trumpery, trash, stuff, fatras, frippery, chaff, drug, froth, smoke, cobweb.

    Toy, plaything, knick-knack, gimcrack, gewgaw, thingumbob, bauble, kickshaw, bric-à-brac, curio, bibelot.

    Refuse, lumber, litter, orts, tares, weeds, sweepings, scourings, off-scourings; rubble, débris, dross, scoriè, dregs, scum, flue, dust, see Dirt 653.

    (Phrases). "Leather and prunella"; peu de chose; much ado about nothing; much cry and little wool; nugœ canorœ; a man of straw.

    (Verbs). To be unimportant, to be of little or no importance, etc.; not to signify, not to deserve, merit, or be worthy of notice, regard, consideration, etc.

    (Phrases). To catch at straws; to make much ado about nothing; to cut no ice; le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle.

    (Adjectives). Unimportant, secondary, inferior, immaterial, insignificant, unessential, nonessential, beneath notice, indifferent; of little or no account, importance, consequence, moment, interest, etc.; unimpressive, subordinate.

    Trifling, trivial, trite, banal, slight, slender, flimsy, trumpery, foolish, idle, puerile, childish, infantile, frothy, trashy, catchpenny, fiddling, frivolous, commonplace, contemptible, cheap.

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