important person

DEFINITIONS OF: important person

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

Synonyms:
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
Excellency
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
hierarch
a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
high-muck-a-muck, pooh-bah
an arrogant or conceited person of importance
kingmaker
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
magnifico
a person of distinguished rank or appearance
figure, name, public figure
a well-known or notable person
nepotist
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
sirdar
an important person in India
socialite
a socially prominent person
sun
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
worthy
an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
immortal
a person (such as an author) of enduring fame
knocker
(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
personality
a person of considerable prominence
supremo
the most important person in an organization
toast
a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
Type of:
adult, grownup
a fully developed person from maturity onward
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