important person

Definitions of important person
  1. noun

    a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

    influential person, personage
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    big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, big wheel, head honcho

    an important influential person
    celebrity, famous person

    a widely known person
    behemoth, colossus, giant, heavyweight, titan

    a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    elder statesman

    any influential person whose advice is highly respected
    eminence grise

    (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position

    a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your’ or `His’ or `Her’
    fixer, influence peddler

    someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
    heavy hitter

    an influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in

    a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
    high-muck-a-muck, pooh-bah

    an arrogant or conceited person of importance

    an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
    bigwig, kingpin, top banana

    the most important person in a group or undertaking

    a person of distinguished rank or appearance
    figure, name, public figure

    a well-known or notable person

    a powerful person who shows favoritism to relatives or close friends
    policy maker

    someone who sets the plan pursued by a government or business etc.
    power broker, powerbroker

    a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
    sacred cow

    a person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism

    an important person in India

    a socially prominent person

    a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
    VIP, dignitary, high muckamuck, high-up, panjandrum, very important person

    an important or influential (and often overbearing) person

    an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)

    a person (such as an author) of enduring fame

    (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
    lion, social lion

    a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)
    guiding light, leading light, luminary, notability, notable

    a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

    a person of considerable prominence

    the most important person in an organization

    a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
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    adult, grownup

    a fully developed person from maturity onward

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