Definition of importantly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪmˈpɔːtntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpɔːrtntli//
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  1. 1used for saying that something is important More importantly, can he be trusted? Language BankemphasisHighlighting an important point This case emphasizes/highlights the importance of honest communication between managers and employees. Effective communication skills are essential/crucial/vital. It should be noted that this study considers only verbal communication. Non-verbal communication is not dealt with here. It is important to remember that/An important point to remember is that non-verbal communication plays a key role in getting your message across. Communication is not only about the words you use but also your body language and, especially/above all, the effectiveness with which you listen. I would like to draw attention to the role of listening in effective communication. Choose your words carefully: in particular, avoid confusing and ambiguous language. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you must learn to listen as well as to speak.
  2. 2in a way that shows that somebody has, or seems to have, great influence or authority She was sitting importantly behind a big desk.

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