- of the first magnitude
- OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE, of the greatest significance, very important, of great consequence; formal of great moment.
* * *of the first magnitude1. (of a star) of the first degree of brightness (astronomy)2. Of a very important, significant or catastrophic kind (figurative)• • •Main Entry: ↑magnitude
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