Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Used to mark a statement as having importance.
  • adv. In an important manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an important manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an important manner; weightily; forcibly.
  • Pompously.
  • Importunately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an important way
  • adv. in an important way or to an important degree

Etymologies

important +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • More importantly, is it reasonable to expect Iran to comply?

    Iran Nukes…or not?

  • We have a President who listens to his advisers, and more importantly, is a pragmatist whose sole concerns are solutions to improving the economy and creating the climate for more jobs.

    Salazar: 'This is a balanced plan'

  • And, more importantly, is it more pleasurable when you're in the bathtub?

    February 2009

  • However, i do think that healthcare reform could create more jobs and more importantly is long overdue.

    Obama takes heat from Democrats over jobs

  • Most importantly is just a sentence-modifying adverbial phrase like any other:

    2010 March « Motivated Grammar

  • So prescriptivists holding the “most important, not most importantly” view are asserting that importantly is only valid if it is unmodified, while important is only valid if it is modified.

    2010 March « Motivated Grammar

  • But more importantly is the weekly trends poll the Kossacks do every week.

    A PSA for Democratic party strategists. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • It can be found at every level of governance in the country, and, perhaps more importantly, is widespread amongst the general population of electors.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • But more importantly, is he really serious, is that the choice he is laying out?

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • But more importantly, is it just me or does anyone else find the Daniel centric character episodes to be, well, less than intriguing?

    August 2009

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