Major
From 'Vocabulary' part of The ABC Of Plain Words by Sir E Gowers (1951)

This is a harmless word, but it is so much used that it is supplanting other more serviceable ones. Do not use major where you might use such a word as main, important, chief, principal. For instance important or significant would have been better than major in:

We do not expect to see any major change in the near future.

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