momentous momentous  /moʊ ˈmɛn təs/


  • (adj) of very great significance


  1. Climate change is a momentous challenge, but the IPCC which shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore this year has shown us the way.
  2. And though he fathered the discovery in the same way Einstein fathered the atom bomb, by advancing the idea and pointing the way, he felt left out of the momentous occasion.
  3. It is momentous for the generational change it heralds, the geographic realignment it reflects and the racial progress it both acknowledges and promises.


  1. 1963: The moment of integration for the Lower Merion School District remembered

    It was a momentous year for America --1963. Alabama Gov. George Wallace proclaimed that segregation would last forever. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “Dream” speech. Four little girls died in a bomb blast at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. And, tragically, a sniper’s bullet felled President John F. Kennedy.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Main Line Times

  2. Carter: Common Core still an issue in Georgia

    For some, July 8, 2010, was a momentous day in the state of Georgia - but not for a good reason.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

  3. Video reviews for diving? Inside NHL Competition Committee’s landmark replay decision

    While the ‘grandfathering’ of mandatory visors received the most attention after the NHL Competition Committee’s recent meeting, there was another recommendation that was just as momentous and, potentially, game-changing: Using video review on four-minute penalties for high-sticking. “There have been … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I would have loved nothing more than to retire as a Giant in the place where I call home and have shared so many momentous moments with all of you, but there is more baseball in me and I plan on continuing my career," Bonds wrote. "My quest...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Barry Bonds Source: New York Times

  2. "This is a momentous day," Djou told supporters. "We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine. The congressional seat is not owned by one...
    on May 22, 2010 By: Charles Djou Source: Washington Post

  3. "Madame President of the United States ...... it's an extraordinary thought. We truly are in a momentous time, where a woman's potential has no limitations," Streisand said in a statement released Tuesday by the Clinton campaign. "Hillary...
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Barbra Streisand Source: Washington Post

Word of the Day
languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /